There are a lot of women horror writers that are not known to us, and I hope I’ve served a nice variety of authors to check out. I, myself am excited to have gotten to know these women through the Q&A. I already have their books tabbed for reading throughout the year. 🙂
I want to personally thank all the ladies that participated in the Women of Horror Q&A and I hope to network with you throughout the year. A lot of you have inspired me to keep with my writing in the horror genre and that is exactly what I tend to do.
Women, continue to write and scare us with your creativity!
Thank you for being brilliant, beautiful and gruesome, all in the same mix. 😉
K.T. Rose is a horror, thriller, and dark fiction writer from Detroit, Michigan. She posts suspense and horror flash fiction on her blog at kyrobooks.com and is the author of a gruesome, suspenseful short story series titled A Trinity of Wicked Tales and an erotic thriller novel titled When We Swing–An Erotic Thriller.
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
KTR: I’ve wanted to write since college. I did technical writing for a while but after starting my career, I got back into reading fiction. Lots of it. Then I took a crack at writing and haven’t stopped since then.
- How long does it take to write your book(s)?
KTR: Good question. Anywhere from a month to a year. It depends.
- What is your work schedule like when writing a book?
KTR: I work from 3 am to 1130 am. I come home and write until 3 pm or sometimes until I go to bed around 7 pm. On the weekends, I write on my daytime work schedule. It’s hard.
- Where do you get your ideas or information for your book?
KTR: They come to me in ‘what ifs’, dreams or my mom calls me and we sling ideas around.
- When did you write your first book?
KTR: Back in 2016, I started writing short stories. Those turned into longer works. I have one novel out and a novella on pre-order.
- What do you do when you’re not writing?
KTR: Beating myself up for NOT writing and adulting.
- What does your family think of your writing?
KTR: They’re proud. They love the fact that I go for what I want.
- What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your books?
KTR: That it’s insanely hard and time consuming. But it’s a beautiful thing. I’ve learned alot about appreciating the differences between people. I’ve also grown to understand why people do the things they do (character development).
- How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
KTR: I’ve written four books and am currently working on a fifth. I think Netted is my favorite. It pays around with being kidnapped by a darknet cult. So fun. I’m working on book two now.
- Any tips/suggestions on getting started?
KTR: Start. Just start. Take constructive criticism. It’s good for you. Grow. Always look for a chance to to improve your style. But you can never grow or be criticized if you never finish that first manuscript.
- What do you think makes a good story?
KTR: Real people, a fine plot structure, and twists. I love it when I can’t see what’s coming and how the characters deal with it.
- As a child, What did you want to do when you grew up?
KTR: A medical examiner. But based on the job market, I decided to skip medical school when I was an undergrad.
*Netted is available for pre-order on Amazon (Book available February 22nd, 2019)
A novella in which demons rule the world and have the right to obliterate planets that aren’t of worthy resources. The Demon, Rolmar, is set to destroy Earth, claiming it will be an easy destruction because of the way humanity exists on Earth. He decides to visit the planet and he appears to certain people in various forms. He causes some destruction while he’s on the planet, along with some other surprises. However, Rolmar’s mission to destroy Earth becomes conflicted when 2 kids question his reasoning for its annihilation. Along with the 2 kids, a woman named Linda is having a hard time understanding Rolmar’s true intentions on Earth after she befriends his child-like persona. Earth’s survival rests upon a handful of people that don’t even know each other, but have a common enemy – The Demon Rolmar!
It was refreshing to read the descriptive poetry and narrative telling of the many hauntings of the different houses. I know I would have been terrified, if faced with what the author had to face, but also having questions as to why it was happening. In hearing what happened to some of the previous owners and the connections to the disturbances, it’s no reason or question why I would want to leave too! There were images included of the different houses that the author referred to in her narratives.