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A 1920s Novella

The battle of loyalty against possession, love, and freedom against wealth.

A romantic historical paranormal fantasy adventure set in 1920s Chicago during the Prohibition era. Transport yourself into the Jazz Age of America to meet a Chinese mail-bride, gangsters, bootleggers, flappers, and even a few vampire ghosts. This alternate history ride is about an immigrant flapper trapped in a Chicago speakeasy establishment. Accompany her on a journey of love, self-discovery, and her path to freedom. If you like historical mystery set in the 1900s with a touch of romance and strong female characters evolving into modern New Women, this paranormal mystery is for you.

The story may steal your heart, but make sure no one steals your soul.


She placed the little parcel on the bar bench and unwrapped it, the thin paper whispering in the bright silence of the boudoir. Inside, was a comb made of bone.
Her stepdaughter’s birthday was approaching and she had found the perfect gift for her

Inspired by a Halloween Short Story Challenge

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by Sarah Zama

A historical fantasy short story set in 1920s Milan

A part of her died in the bombing of the theatre. The part that had supported her thus far. The part that had forged her fake life.


Ghost Trilogy is a ghost story, set in Chicago Black Belt, happening from early September 1926 to late April 1927.

The story is mostly set inside the Old Shelter, a speakeasy hidden in a building which has been haunted by a ghost for almost one hundred years.
Adam Brailsfield owns the club… and the ghost. The ghost has been connected to his family for a few generations and he fears it’s turning him mad as – rumour has it – it did to his grandfather.
Sinéad O’Flanagan was entrusted with a coin by a friend, so she could give that coin to a niece of the giver. But the coin seems to drag her again and again to the Old Shelter.
Michael and Blood meet Sinéad on a night out and they all end up at the Old Shelter. Blood and Michael have a strong bond with the worlds of spirits. They realise the ghost is not merely haunting the place, it seeks revenge over the Brailsfields, and the power of that curse is set deep inside Sinéad’s coin. If they let themselves be involved with the ghost, the curse might bend their life too – but they may also be able to break it.

The trilogy is complete, although the three novels are at different stages of revision. I’m currently working at the final revision of the first book.

Ghostly Smell Around
A Restless Soul Is Poking
Breaking the Walls

The trilogy is complete, although the three novels are at different stages of revision. I’m currently working at the final revision of the first book.


Still at a very early stage of planning, Bones of the Titans will be set in Weimar Berlin, 1924. It will include an ancient curse, a few murders and lots of characters with lots of secrets.


Set in Germany, in 1924, this is a story dealing with growing as a person, coping with loss and finding a new way in life.
You can read an early version on WattPad.
Or the entire first act, free on my blog.