When Mackenzie Murphy goes looking for her father she finds herself caught in the middle of a demon war between three rival families. Still trying to master her own demon abilities, who can she trust to help her? The mysterious Lucien? Or Taryn, the son of the enemy? With all three families hunting for a talisman that could shift the balance of power, Mackenzie must get to it first and finish what her father started, or die trying.
1) As a female horror writer, what do you bring to the table in terms of what you write?
I tend to write fast paced, character driven stories. I like characters who are real. They are by no means perfect and have had difficult lives. I hope this makes them appear more realistic and that readers can relate to them.
2) Do you think that female authors are underrepresented in the horror genre?
I think they have been, but I also think that is changing fast. There are so many talented female authors with great books.
3) Tell us about your book(s)
Daemon Persuasion is the first book in a series of four. It features Mackenzie Murphy, a bartender/enforcer for a local gang boss. She has the unusual ability of being able to summon a strange shadow that does her bidding. When she goes looking for her long lost father, she discovers that she is in fact half demon. There is a war going on and she gets pulled into it. I have three of the four out now, with the final book out later this year.
4) Why is horror writing important to you?
I love writing stories with familiar, safe surroundings, but evil is lurking in the shadows. It's that mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary, where anything could happen.
5) Is the future of horror female?
I would like to think that women could be more fairly represented in the horror industry and not just as cannon fodder for the crazed killer or monster in the story.
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”