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Nina B. Zumel
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When I'm not working, I read, write, translate (mostly from Spanish, other times from Filipino), and indulge in what I call "literary sleuthing." I record my progress on these various projects in my many personal blogs.

I dance and choreograph, too.

My Blogs

Multo (Ghost): a blog on things ghostly: reviews of supernatural and weird fiction, essays about folklore and history, and random musings.

Ephemera: a playground for my forays into translation, fiction, personal essay, or any writing that won’t fit my other blogs.

Dark Tales Sleuth: a blog where I document my efforts to track down author and translator attributions for some uncredited supernatural works.

Follow @MultoGhost at to see a feed where I announce my latest blog posts across all my blogs.

Alternately, subscribe to my microblogging site Short Thoughts via RSS.

Special Stuff

Some Ongoing Translation Series: When I have time, I like to find public domain, Spanish language short stories of the supernatural and macabre, and practice translating them.

Folklore articles I’ve written for the #FolkloreThursday blog.

Some articles originally written for the Non Stop Bhangra and Dholrhythms blogs: pieces about Punjabi music, culture and folklore, especially as they relate to Dholrhythms Dance Company and San Francisco's Non Stop Bhangra dance party.