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THE OWL LADY PRESENTS GUEST HORROR AUTHOR: A.F. STEWART

Accidental Horror Writer

Horror AuthorOne of the things I frequently get asked—Why did you become a writer of fantasy and horror stories? Well, I’ve always had a fascination with all things fantasy—dragons, vampires, fairies, magic—so  it’s no surprise I started out writing in that genre. What is rather surprising is my falling into the horror genre.

As a reader it’s not my favourite genre, in fact I avoid it quite a bit. Not because I don’t like it, I think it’s great. I avoid it because I’m a big chicken. Horror novels and horror movies, for the most part, give me shivers and nightmares. There are a few exceptions, and I have gotten better over the years, but it’s still one genre I don’t read much.

So why do I write horror?

A convergence of circumstance started me on this path. It came about through my knack for killing off characters and an adverse reaction to writing a sweet story for a contest (apparently, I’m allergic to writing nice, adorable stories with happy endings). I needed to violently cleanse my muse as it were, so I wrote my first serial killer tale, about Jack the Ripper (now included in my first Killers and Demons book). And surprisingly, I liked it. I liked writing the dark and creepy, the macabre and gruesome. And so began my foray into horror…

To date, I’ve written two books in my Killers and Demons series, and a few novellas.

You can find my latest creepy endeavour, The Weeping Lady, in the newly released anthology Beyond the Wail. It’s a paranormal short story with hints of horror, loosely based on the White Lady and La Llorona ghost tales.

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Bio:

A steadfast and proud sci-fi and fantasy geek, A. F. Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and still calls it home. The youngest in a family of seven children, she always had an overly creative mind and an active imagination. She favours the dark and deadly when writing—her genres of choice being dark fantasy and horror—but she has been known to venture into the light on occasion. As an indie author she’s published novellas and story collections, with a few side trips into poetry and non-fiction.

She is fond of good books, action movies, sword collecting, geeky things, comic books, and oil painting as a hobby. She has a great interest in history and mythology, often working those themes into her books and stories.

Book Links:

http://www.amazon.com/A.-F.-Stewart/e/B00653FUOW

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/scribe77

http://afstewartblog.blogspot.ca/p/my-books.html

Social Media Links:

Blog: http://afstewartblog.blogspot.ca/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scribe77

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/afstewartauthor

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AFStewart/posts

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1175681.A_F_Stewart

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/scribe77/

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/afstewart

About.me: https://about.me/afstewart

Beyond the Wail 12 Grave Stories of Love and Loss

Beyond the Wail: 12 Grave Stories of Love and Loss

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Wail-Grave-Stories-Love/dp/1940810485/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Mechanized Masterpieces

Mechanized Masterpieces: A Steampunk Anthology
http://www.amazon.com/Mechanized-Masterpieces-Steampunk-Anika-Arrington/dp/0989303527/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Legends and Lore

Legends and Lore: An Anthology of Mythic Proportions
http://www.amazon.com/Legends-Lore-Anthology-Mythic-Proportions-ebook/dp/B00OGLQ0QC/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Fairy Tale Fusion

Fairy Tale Fusion
http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Tale-Fusion-F-Stewart-ebook/dp/B00G1RJUCA/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Coffin Hop

Coffin Hop: Death by Drive-In
http://www.amazon.com/Coffin-Hop-Drive–Red-Tash-ebook/dp/B00G3C30M4/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

killers and demons

Killers and Demons
http://www.amazon.com/Killers-Demons-F-Stewart-ebook/dp/B009TD4K5U/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Chronicles Of The Undead

Chronicles Of The Undead
http://www.amazon.com/Chronicles-Undead-F-Stewart/dp/0557026709/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Killers and Demons II

Killers and Demons II: They Return
http://www.amazon.com/Killers-Demons-II-They-Return-ebook/dp/B00MRKCFWM/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Gothic Cavalcade

Gothic Cavalcade
http://www.amazon.com/Gothic-Cavalcade-F-Stewart-ebook/dp/B009OMU45Q/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Inside Realms

Inside Realms
http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Realms-F-Stewart/dp/1435749065/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Ruined City

Ruined City
http://www.amazon.com/Ruined-City-F-Stewart/dp/1105054306/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

And many more!

About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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