Alex R. Knight III

Biography

Alex R. Knight III grew up in Groveland, Massachusetts, where his earliest influences were the comic books of the 1970s, and J.R.R. Tolkien. He today resides in southern Vermont, and loves to scare the hell out of people.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Groveland, a small town in northeastern Massachusetts. This was during the 1970s, and the horror craze that began in the sixties was still very much alive. There were comic books, plastic models, games -- pretty much everything you could imagine. There was a store called Gerry's Variety that carried every comic Marvel, DC, and Whitman/Gold Key ever published. I devoured stacks of them. Then I read J.R.R. Tolkien, and my inner landscape changed even more. Everything seemed like Middle Earth in and around the house where we lived, which was right on the Merrimack River. There was also the music of Led Zeppelin and just rock and roll in general. That place in that time was very magical to me, and always will be: The styles, the culture, the music, the craziness. I draw energy from it to this day.
When did you first start writing?
Originally, my aspirations were musical, but I was one of those kids where from grade school up into my late teens, teachers and professors were always telling me I had writing talent. It was just a sideline thing, though. I didn't take it that seriously. Occasionally I'd write a short story longhand, and then later on, it was poetry. It was just something that came in handy if I wanted to get a good grade on an English assignment, nothing more. I was more interested in starting rock bands and being a guitarist or singer. But by around 1995 I saw that just wasn't going to go anywhere. Conversely, at the encouragement of my landlady's daughter, I started doing arts and entertainment articles and reviews for the local newspaper, and not only was I getting published -- I was actually getting paid. I got some of my poems published separately. I sold a magazine article cold on the first try. So it became pretty obvious to me at that point which of my abilities I ought to be focusing on.
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Where to find Alex R. Knight III online

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Books

Empty World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Jim Avery is nowhere. Or maybe he’s everywhere. Either way, there’s no one around. Except a nameless, faceless pursuer who shadows him through the endless succession of hallways and strange rooms. But Jim remembers a time and place where there were people: His parents, his schoolmates, and Jill Gillis, his best friend. Then everything began changing. Everything became an Empty World...
The Morris Room
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,030. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Welcome to Rye Falls, New Hampshire. A quiet seacoast town where four vicious murders have taken place under mysterious circumstances. As the investigation unfolds, fire chief Larry Keller is drawn into an unspeakable terror he must confront, and a childhood past he cannot forget.
Tales from Dark 7
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,810. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Suit up and prepare to blast off into ten tales of tantalizing terror with Alex R. Knight III’s Tales from Dark 7. From dizzying frozen heights where a sorcerer’s apprentice takes part in a nightmare ritual, to the steamy depths of an underground jungle prison where inmates navigate decades of hell…Tales from Dark 7 is sure to frighten you until long after sunset.

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