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From the Cape Misfortune Guidebook

Get a free map of Cape Misfortune, a quaint piece of headland on the Southern Oregon Coast, from the tourist office in Main Street.

A few examples of local superstitions and customs taken from the Cape Misfortune Guidebook.

Borrow pence or Heg Pence – Ancient, faceless coins. Useful to pay off supernatural creatures.

Geshank – A knife, left out by the fay, that enslaves you forever if you pick it up. (Derived from Cape German“Geschenk,” meaning present.)

Hafferman – A tall man who waits in the Devil’s Hollow woods carrying a polished myrtlewood cudgel.

Krampus – Half-goat, half-human creature of Cape Misfortune folklore. Possibly considering world domination.

Murder Cake – A cake that poisons the just but fattens the wicked.

Oktoberfest – A riotous beer drinking festival held in Cape Misfortune’s main town, Valkyrie.

Untote – An undead person.

Walpurgisnacht – The night of 30 April. In Cape Misfortune a man wearing a furry Krampus costume heads up a procession of townspeople through Valkyrie.

Weasel – A type of local fog that people go missing in.

Available now:
Cape Misfortune:
Cape Misfortune II: Agata’s Story:

Cape Misfortune – The Series!

Amazon have introduced dedicated pages for book series!

Grateful to my publisher for setting up a page for the “Cape Misfortune” books.

They are both standalone so you can start the series in any order. The third book is currently in the works.

Link to the series page

Welcome to Cape Misfortune!

“Welcome to beautiful Cape Misfortune. Come for the rugged coastline and unspoiled beaches. Stay for the quaint customs and friendly welcome.” Just don’t ask about the coming apocalypse!

Individual book links:
Cape Misfortune:
Cape Misfortune II: Agata’s Story:

Amazon Author Page:

March Newsletter – Imagining Things

Early Blooms of a Hawthorn
  1. Recent goings-on

Hello! Tomorrow (March 20th) is the start of astronomical Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. Longer days are on the horizon.

  1. For the Misfortune fans

“Cape Misfortune II Agata’s Story” has been out for a month, and people have been positive. My fellow author Henry Mitchell was kind enough to say on his blog, “I read Henry Anderson’s new novel, Cape Misfortune II, in a day. I can’t remember the last time I did that. It was hard to put down, even for dinner. I skipped dessert.”

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Interviewed at the Drovers Gap

Interviewed at the Drovers Gap by the charming Henry Mitchell, who reads and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Carolina. Henry to Henry…

Picture from Henry’s Website


February 25, 2021

I read Henry Anderson’s new novel, Cape Misfortune II, in a day. I can’t remember the last time I did that. It was hard to put down, even for dinner. I skipped dessert.

We had a Henry to Henry conversation across the water (via email), about his new book, and writing in general. Here’s what we talked about:

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Interviewed by Veteran’s Group “The Scribe”

Henry Anderson’s ‘Agata’s Story’, the second novel in the ‘Cape Misfortune’ series, was published by Solstice on 15th January 2021. This is the spellbinding tale of a celebrated law enforcement officer in the wild coastline town of Cape Misfortune. Aptly named, so it seems, for Sergeant Agata Dollar is experiencing bizarre paranormal events!

Naturally I have to ask you some questions about your writing, Henry. Firstly, what led you into journalism and what areas were you involved in?

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Words for Mud, Ray Bradbury, Catherine Crowe.

Catherine Crowe
  1. Recent goings on.

Hello. It’s February 2021.  As I type this the rain is beating on the conservatory roof. Nearly all the paths around where I live are thick mud. Other words for mud, incidentally, include slobber, slabber, slutch, and lutulence, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. 

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