Kira Butler

writes speculative fiction for young adults


Short Fictions

Free horror fiction and dark fantasy


Book Reviews

Horror novel reviews for young adults and adults too.


About the Author

Biography, press, and contact information


She dreams of dark things

The Horror Writer

Kira Butler writes speculative fiction for adults, new adults, and young adult readers. She appreciates dark urban fantasy and low key horror, and likes to write about everything in between.

She is currently completing work on her forthcoming horror novel, Wake the Dead — the first book in The Neverafter Sequence: It’s about the darkness found in all of us. It’s about survival against all odds.

Kira Butler: Horror Writer

The Graphic Designer

In her daytime hours, Kira works another sort of alchemy: she is a creative professional of ten years, working in graphic design, brand development, content architecture, and user experience.

With a background in marketing and product development, she applies what she knows to her own web presence, and she teaches other authors how they can improve their marketing, branding, and social reach.

Mothkeeper, a free short horror story by Kira Butler

New Horror Fiction

Mothkeeper: Available today!

Gerald trapped, collected, and mounted the first fifty-nine species in his collection under the tutelage of his grandfather: They were not the best specimens, but he kept them displayed because they signified a lifelong love that not even his wife, Marjorie, could rival in their fifty-six years of marriage. Gerald was a lepidopterist, and his collecting continued even his mind and body began to deteriorate. When Gerald began hearing voices, the doctor gave him a prescription. When Gerald wrote the name “Susan” accidentally on one of his taxonomy cards, he scratched it out. When Gerald lay dying, he wondered to himself what it all meant — until, unshackled from his earthly trappings, Gerald finally understood…

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August 30, 2016 in Merch

Evil Supply Co. Paper Stash

Do you have a paper fetish? I have a real bad habit of collecting cute and creepy looking paper goods — everything from fancy journals to day planners to stationary. I especially fall all over myself when these things have a horror-theme: adorable werewolves with claws tipped in blood, smiling mermaids ready to drown unsuspecting sailors, grinning ghouls, goblins, and ghosts, smiling skeletons — I’m particularly fond of them. While it helps if I can get practical use out of this stuff, I’ll be the first to admit that my collection is never quite big enough.

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