Hello everyone! Welcome to another Spooky Author Spotlight! These will be posts where I discuss and showcase, authors and their writing talents and published works. So without further ado let’s get on with the Author Spotlight!
Meet the Spooky Author
I’m KC Loesener, creator of The Eve of Darkness trilogy. I am an introvert, a bird lover, and a huge horror fan. I love a good ghost story and pretty much anything paranormal. Vampires and werewolves excite me. I love punk and grunge, and I desperately miss the 90s. Superhero movies
and comics are my thing. DC and Marvel stories have my heart. I enjoy creating complex, multifaceted characters that rise to learn about themselves and
what they are capable of. My husband, Wally, is my greatest supporter. He encourages me to be my best, he offers
terrific feedback about my ideas.
What and when started your love for writing?
My passion for writing began at the age of 8. I used to sit and write short stories and create handmade books using magazine cutouts, colorful construction and loose-leaf paper. My Aunt Stephanie was an influential force in my life, and she encouraged my writing. Every summer I visited her in Jamaica. We would sit on the porch for hours talking and I would read my stories to her. She passed several years ago, but I haven’t forgotten what she instilled in me.
Of all of the book genres, what drew you to write about yours?
I have always been a big fan of horror. As a child I can recall sneaking downstairs at night to watch horror movies, and I enjoyed “creature features on Saturday afternoons on tv. Scary stories have always appealed to me, it was only natural that I wrote in the genre.
What’s your favorite Halloween/Horror/Mystery story or character?
My favorite horror character is Dracula. I find immortality and the vampire thrall to be intriguing. Also, back in the day I enjoyed Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and the Fear Street book series. Now, my tastes are Stephen King, Ann Rice, and Alma Katsu.
What is one thing about Halloween or the spooky season that you can’t stand?
I hate that people are offended by “overly scary costumes” however “oversexed costumes are ok. I am also not a fan of the generic names of the costumes. For example, if I’m looking for a Jason Vorhees hockey mask it shouldn’t say “Hockey Mascot”, or “Masked Killer Hockey Guy.”
What makes your book(s)/writing special?
My book series is unique because I dive more into vampire lore by putting my own spin on vampires. In addition, I explore eye color, animalities, and clan powers. There is an explanation and origin for everything, rather than dazzling stories with plot holes.
So…what are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on a few short stories for two separate horror anthologies. I am also doing final edits on the first two books of my trilogy set to release in January 2022.
T love these book covers KC! I know your books and writing will take you far. And congratulations on the books releases! If you want to get in contact, donate, or connect with KC you can through:
Thank you all for reading and remember:
Live. Love. Laugh.