Next up in my Women in Horror Month blog series is author Christine King. We met hanging out in writer’s groups on Facebook and she is lovely and spooky! Christine is going to share with us why she writes horror and extend a wonderful invitation to anyone who already writes horror or would like to with the possibility of publication! Come on kids, our coven-Wait. What. I meant-our writer’s groups can never be too big!
I guess for me horror has always been my literary friend. I started with Dracula and Frankenstein from my mother’s book collection when I was ten, they were a means to escape the poverty my family lived in, and then I moved on to Stephen King and Dean Koontz at my local library.
I feel in love with Stephen after reading his introduction to ‘Skeleton Crew’ a book of his short stories. That’s where he mentions a short story being like a kiss and why I called my short story collection ‘A kiss in the dark.’
My author page will tell you more. http://christinekingauthor.wixsite.com/mysite
“Mostly I write Horror but I chuck out a few fantasy and other genres when I feel the urge. I also write poetry when I am feeling melancholy or adventurous.
I live in Barcelona at the moment but hail from London, England. I enjoy archery, a good cocktail and sushi. My influences are Stephen King (whom I have loved since I was 15) and Terry Pratchett (who gave me encouragement and a place to escape to RIP sir)
I am a mum and a wife and always get the same response when I say I write Horror. “But you seem so nice!”