Join us in welcoming T. G. Roettiger to our store where he will bediscussing and signing his debut Founding of a Coven and Other Stories of New England's Dark Side.
Founding of a Coven is Roettiger's first collection of stories. All of the stories take place in early 20th century New England and residents of the region will recognize many landmarks mentioned. The stories range from "Watcher and Keeper". a tale with a Lovecraftian bent about the real reason Lake Warren in East Alstead was created, to the title story which is an alternate history with a dark side. In between are "Brothers" and "Blues" which ask the question, "Who is the real monster?" And, finally, "Spectacles" which is a cautionary tale about spiteful action and its consequences.
Tim Roettiger was born and raised in Wisconsin and spent 19 years working as a Fishery biologist all across the United States. Moving to Alstead in 2006 he and his wife bought a house built around the 1850s that has the reputation of being haunted. Though an avowed skeptic, many things have been seen and heard that defy explanation including the voice of what is known as “the woman.”
Tim and his wife opened the Belgian Mare Brewery LLC, a wood-fired nano-brewery, in East Alstead, NH. In 2016 they opened Keene Eye Care in Keene.
In spite of his skepticism, he has had a life long interest in the paranormal and cryptozoology, and has a hard time passing an abandoned house without at least a peek inside.