A Strange Woman

Artist, Fangirl, Writer

Kira Butler is a speculative fiction writer, creative professional, and fangirl from Montreal. She holds a BFA in Design from Concordia University and an Art History Specialization from McGill, and learned to write by exploring Harry Potter fan fiction. She finally got serious about “growing up” when, after two years as a freelancer, she stumbled into a tech startup and showed them that she was capable of working some serious voodoo in Photoshop. She “makes stuff” professionally as a graphic  designer, but she has a tendency to forget what she does to pay the bills when she sits down at her computer every night to write. She hopes to encourage other people to follow their passions, no matter how weird they might be.

A Strange Woman

Macabre Magic

A Little Bit of that Old Dark Stuff

Raised on Stephen King and Anne Rice, Kira’s interest in the macabre bloomed early on. Her influences today hearken back to her first forays into dark urban fantasy and horror, paranormal romance as well as paranormal studies. She is a taphophile, an appreciator of neoclassical sculpture, an aficionado of the occult, and a lover of all things Victorian. You can often find her haunting her favourite local coffee shops, basking in the warm glow of her MacBook Pro or with her nose shoved into a book and sucking down yet another cup of tea.

The Story Begins

Gothic fiction, horror, and dark urban fantasy

She consumes contemporary culture by way of comic books and genre fiction, and has an unfortunate tendency to binge-watch Netflix’s television series while trolling Tumblr, Twitter, or updating her blog. Her first love is Young Adult fiction, but she often dallies in the adult section to see what the masters of horror are up to. While searching for the holy grail of YA horror novels, she eventually began work on her own book.

She claims the process has been frustrating, slow, and she often bemoans being a perfectionist, but at the end of the day, she’s really ridiculously excited about the whole thing, and she’s having difficulty not talking about it.

The Story Begins