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.

The King of Eight Legged Things, a free short horror story by Kira Butler

New Horror Fiction

The King of Eight-Legged Things: Available today!

“We serve the King of Eight Legged Things,” is what Tibermay’s grandfather always told her. He’d tug her ears, and send her on her way with an acorn of honey to leave as a tithe at the tree at the heart of the forest. Rumour has it, the spoils are taken by the squirrels anyway. Tibermay looks at the old cobwebs in the trees and makes a decision: she will not tithe for the King. The King is dead, she thinks, and no one should live in fear of a legend. Tibermay is not afraid, not until the King comes for his tithe when she least expects it.

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July 22, 2016 in Author's Notes

Maker Space: My Writing Room

To begin with, you should be able to write anywhere. You don’t need a sacred space to make the work happen. You don’t need any special hoodoo or a shaman to come and bless the chair you put your ass into. All these things are nice, but unnecessary. Ultimately, all you really need is your brain and a whichever implement of destruction you use to destroy your characters. You don’t even need a pen. There’s efficient enough dictation software out there if you want to bark your manuscript into your computer.

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