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.

Chatham's Body, a free short horror story by Kira Butler

New Horror Fiction

Chatham’s Body: Available May 31, 2016!

“The change is coming.” It’s a mantra that’s been repeated as long as Elliot can remember, but the closer he gets to his 13th birthday, the worse it gets. His sisters, his grandma, his cousins — they’ve all been acting suspicious; talking about him when he’s not in the room, whispering secrets. Worse, no one will tell Elliot what exactly “The Change” is. All Elliot knows is that it’s bad: his voice is cracking, his arms feel too long for his body, and his chin looks like a slice of pepperoni pizza. Hours before midnight, Elliot waits for The Change to come, and with it, the worst possible scenario yet…

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May 30, 2016 in Resources

Inspiration for Horror Writers

Are you familiar with the fickle fey-beast that whispers devilries in your ear at the worst possible opportunity? Like when you’re showering, and it offers you the idea for a quadrilogy that hinges on a particularly nuanced plot point that your sleep-addled brain can’t write down in soap and hope to retain as your hopes and dreams spiral down to the nothingness of the drain clotted with hair and scum? Muses are jerks. My muse, however, is a very hungry jerk.

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