In 2009, I published Spirit Sisters, a collection of women’s true stories of the paranormal. Inspired by my own lifelong passion for mysteries and marvels, Spirit Sisters illuminates the extraordinary experiences of ordinary women, whose firsthand accounts of apparitions, near-death experiences, premonitions, hauntings and love more powerful than death are all captured within its pages.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the book, in 2019 I launched Spirit Sisters the Podcast, which revisits the women behind my most unforgettable stories, and also unearths fresh tales to intrigue, amaze and yes, offer hope and healing.

Whatever you believe about the afterlife, I invite you to open your minds – and hearts – as ordinary women reveal their extraordinary encounters.

Do you have a story you’d like to share on Spirit Sisters the Podcast? Tell me about it here.

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Are you ready to open The Ghost Files? Karina Machado – author of Spirit Sisters, Where Spirits Dwell and Love Never Dies – has spent a lifetime listening to real people’s real stories of spooky encounters. Now, tune in to The Ghost Files podcast every week as Karina brings you a spine-tingling conversation with an everyday person who’s had a brush with something out of this world – from chilling apparitions, to mysterious signs from beyond, visits from late loved ones, and much more, these moments are inexplicable and compelling. The people opening up about their experiences could be your neighbour, hairdresser or the mum at the school gate … because, after all, everyone’s got a story. Subscribe to The Ghost Files for your weekly fix of all new stories of the unexplained.

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© Karina Machado 2016