“Mark Rees is arguably Wales’ leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country’s history” (Western Mail)

Mark Rees - journalist and author of Ghosts of Wales/ host of Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

Welcome to the online home of author and journalist Mark Rees.

For more than fifteen years, Mark has published articles about the arts in some of Wales’ best-selling newspapers and magazines.

He has written a number of books including Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives (2017); The A-Z of Curious Wales (2019); and Paranormal Wales (2020).

For the latest news and updates, sign up to the newsletter and follow Mark on social media. For media enquiries, please get in touch via the contact page.

Books by Mark Rees

Ghosts of Wales by Mark Rees

All of Mark’s books are available to order from the books page. Signed copies are available from all live events and on request, for more details please get in touch.

The most recent book is Illustrated Tales of Wales from Amberley Publishing, a collection of Welsh folklore, folk tales, myths and legends. A companion piece of sorts to Paranormal Wales, it was originally due to be released in the summer of 2020 but was postponed until 2022 due to the pandemic.

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast with Mark Rees

It’s not just spooky books! In early 2020, Mark launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales, which means you can now listen to as well as read these spine-chilling tales.

To check out an episode just hit play below, and to subscribe using your preferred podcast platform (Apple/ Google/ Spotify etc.) and for a full list of episodes check out the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales podcast page.

Live events and book launches

The Victorian Ghost Hunters at ASSAP’s Seriously Strange conference. Photo by Dave Wood.

Mark Rees has hosted events and presented talks throughout the UK. To enquire about availability, please get in touch.

The annual “Ghosts of Wales – Live!” event will return better than ever for Halloween 2022 – watch this space for more spooky details nearer the date!

Buy Mark a coffee and support Ghosts and Folklore of Wales

The Ghosts and Folklore podcast, articles and social media posts are free to everyone and anyone – just the way it should be! But each episode does cost a lot in blood, sweat and tears (not to mention cold hard cash) to write, record, host and distribute. If you’d like to show your appreciation you can buy Mark a coffee or two here:


Support the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast by buying a coffee.