New Horror Fiction
Hanging Tree: Available April 30, 2016!
Everyone knew the stories about the wood: passed between each successive class of students to matriculate through Barrow High — they said there was a tree standing at the exact centre whose boughs were weighted by the numerous sneakers draped over its branches. The senior dare had been the same for generations: Find the tree, then get the hell out. Corinth never meant to take the dare, but when Penn gets a little too handsy at the homecoming bonfire, Corinth escapes into the wood despite the warnings. The tree has another name, however, a name that no one can pronounce anymore — but in the thickest part of Barrow’s wood, the tree has been waiting for Corinth to find it…
Book Reviews in Dark Fiction live
KiraButler.com sees the launch of Book Reviews in Horror and Dark Fiction: a section dedicated to the best in speculative fiction: declares it “open season” for submissions at the site.
“Curses!” gets quoted
Kira’s article “Curses! Using Profanity in Teen Fiction” was quoted and referenced in a recent Dead Darlings article by Emily Ross about swearing in young adult fiction.
In interview with Kristy Harding
Talking about influence, inspiration, writing the dark stuff, and taking a walk back through the places where I really learned to love horror fiction: nostalgia-inspired fear put to practice.
Announcing Short Fictions & Curiosities
I’m pleased to announce the release of a new project here at KiraButler.com: monthly free short stories, wonders, terrors, and experiments in speculative fiction for your enjoyment.
Return to the Midnight Society
Kira returns to her biweekly column at The Midnight Society with a series of curiosities: collected interests and oddities to inspire horror and weird fiction writers, found on the internet for your perusal.
Sites that Review Horror Fiction and Horror Novels for free
Not too long ago while browsing one of the hour groups I belong to, a query came up asking about where someone might find websites that review horror novels. I imagine the writer of that post was a self-pubber trying to hawk her book without being obnoxious about it. She was doing something smart too: asking her peers for their experience; that knuckled-down, hard-won, bloody-teeth wisdom of what to do when google sucks.Read More