M. King

M. King lives behind a keyboard in a damp corner of southwest England. Her work features an emphasis on strong, relatable characters and immersive, often lyrical prose.

I've written for as long as I can remember, and the things I love to write about are the same things that capture my interest as a reader. I love to explore people's motivations and identities, in all their strength, their weakness, and their flawed complexity.

My contemporary fiction is strongly character-driven, while the fantasy and speculative fiction I write is often informed by myths, legends, and superstitions. I'm fascinated by folklore, perhaps because of my academic background in medievalism and history, and a love of speculative and weird fiction bleeds over into the other genres (and pen names!) under which my work appears. As Anna Reith, I write a lot of horror, dark fantasy, and speculative fiction, so it's something of a recurring theme.

On the rare occasions I'm not writing, I enjoy a bunch of other creative pursuits. I paint, knit, bake, mess around in my herb garden, and partake of extremely muddy walks with my dogs. For more information, free reads, and news, readers are always welcome to get in touch with me via my website. Thanks for reading!