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…
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.
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.Read More