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Kira Butler

writes speculative fiction for young adults

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.

Jack, a free short horror story by Kira Butler

New Horror Fiction

Jack: Available today!

The town of Briarghast plays close attention to the observances of All Hallows Eve. For a century or more they’ve lit the lanterns without fail as the sun descends. When Aisling asks her grandmother why they never let the candles burn low, why someone must always keep the night’s watch until dawn, her grandmother tells her it’s to ensure that only their loved ones find their way home on All Hallow’s Eve. It’s Aisling’s turn this year to keep the watch, but when Aisling falls asleep and the candle burns out, she soon learns why her family tradition is so very important when something comes to her door in the dead of night.

Lady of the Grain, a free short horror story by Kira Butler
Mothkeeper, a free short horror story by Kira Butler
Soghrum's Inheritance, a free short horror story by Kira Butler
The King of Eight Legged Things, a free short horror story by Kira Butler
Chatham's Body, a free short horror story by Kira Butler
Hanging Tree, a free short horror story by Kira Butler
Rosencrantz & Hemlock, a free short horror story by Kira Butler
Calliope, a free short horror story by Kira Butler
Near Dark: A free short horror story by Kira Butler
Fortune's Son: A free short horror story by Kira Butler
Second Line: A free short horror story by Kira Butler
Chasing Ghosts, a free ghost story by Kira Butler

News

November 27, 2016 in Author's Notes

NaNoReWriMo and Other Stories

Thirty-thousand words deep into NaNoReWriMo 2016 and I’ve learned that my hack and slash editing style requires three times the time it takes than actually going HAM on the keyboard to produce a draft.

Why NaNoReWriMo? Because this is a rewrite, which accounts for the two extra characters in the acronym. The short version: my nose is to the keyboard and I don’t want to talk about what a long, hard slog this is since it’s largely a structural rewrite instead of something seat-of-the-pants fun, which is what National Novel Writing Month is intended for.

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