New Horror Fiction
Soghrum’s Inheritance: Available today!
His summer holidays in Greece with his grandparents weren’t unusual, just boring. Sun-soaked says and warm nights in the small town of Aegina are uneventful for Soghrum: mostly, he and Papou visit with neighbours and friends, eating Yaya’s cooking and listening to stories about the old times. There’s something unusual lurking in the small town of Aegina, however; something that clings to the shadows and hides in the bushes, waiting at windows when the dusk falls for the children sleeping in their beds, unaware. It’s a lesson Soghrum learns one night, when his grandfather gives him his first set of worry beads.
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.
Waiting on Wednesday: Orchard Pointe by Brian LeTendre and Jolene Haley
I’m cutting super close to this book’s release: Orchard Pointe is the next book coming from the Horror Twins: Brian LeTendre and Jolene Haley, and it’ll be available on August 16, 2016. You might’ve come across these two writers before at The Midnight Society, and if you haven’t, allow me to fill you in: this dynamic duo released their first young adult slasher horror last year, and after the success of the Harrowed project, started work on another series together. YA Horror? Check. Two good writer brains gunning to scare you sleepless? Check. Add a run-down amusement park, an unsolved murder, and a cortege of circus performers, and you have the makings of another great title meant to thrill and terrify.Read More