K.L. Coones


"Horror used to terrify me. Some of that Asian stuff still does. I’ll never watch The Ring again…"

Ever the non conformist…his first book, Absolom Rex, he decided to publish as an e-book and see if he could market it himself. So on top of being a writer, he is also an entrepreneur and marketing professional. It makes for a confusing description when people ask him what he does. In addition to his horror novels, K.L. also writes the Darkwater Adventures Guild series for young readers.

Some of his favorite authors from growing up are John Bellairs, Mark Twain, Washington Irving and R.A. Salvatore.

"The first book I ever read cover to cover was Spell of the Sorcerers Skull by John Bellairs in JR High."

From a small Texas town, K.L. spent some time living in Los Angeles. His welcome, a white knuckle 19 hour ride through deserted deserts and twisting mountain roads ending in a 4 am slash and burn through traffic on the 10 with cars everywhere.

While in L.A. he braved the Devil’s Punchbowl with stalwarts mates, drove out to the middle of nowhere to watch the stars fall from the sky, relearned to drive stick (yeah, in the middle of L.A., so now you know he is insane…) and resumed training in the martial arts. A surfer, he has felt the zen that comes from hanging ten all day and he has played the part of the pesky reporter when he wrote for a local Halloween haunt blog called, CreepyLA.com. He currently contributes short stories for Darkmediacity.com's #Fridayfrights and flashfriday.org's #fridayflash.

"I really missed the old gothic story telling and I want to bring it back. I would describe my writing style as a cross between Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe…"

He has since moved back to Texas with his dog Sid (at least for the time being). He’s an 80's movie and music lover and the thing that he likes most about a woman is her voice… When not banging away on a keyboard he’s scheming of ways to get himself to a new campsite for the weekend, hiking with friends and his dog, contributing to darkmediacity.com,or getting thrown around in a dojo by people in black suits.

Oh, and a large telescope just arrived in the mail, bigger is better...

Where to find K.L. Coones online


Ebook - Absolom Rex
Promotional Video for the new ebook, Absolom Rex, by Indie horror novelist K.L. Coones.


Absolom Rex: At Ages End (Preview)
Price: Free! Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
FREE Preview - Three tales of adventurous terror in a chaotic, superstitious, and fearful world left behind by a crumbling Roman empire.
Sons of the Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story featuring the vampire, Absolom, after his departure from Rome at the end of the novel, Absolom Rex. Sons of the Wolf chronicles Absolom's brief encounter with an ancient roman family with a lineage and a curse that traces back to the beginnings of roman history.
The People Circus
Price: Free! Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
An imaginative short story featuring Ralik Teral, a young hero in the making from The Darkwater Adventurers Guild Series. The People Circus chronicles how Ralik and Doran unravel the shocking secret surrounding the gypsy circus that visits their small town.
Apprentice, The Darkwater Adventurers Guild, Vol 1
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 63,540. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Ralik Teral hates life as a cobbler’s assistant. When an acceptance letter to the renown Darkwater Adventurers Guild arrives amid mysterious circumstances, Ralik decides to risk everything, including his Grandfathers ire, for a chance to be an apprentice.
Absolom Rex
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 65,440. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate, is sent on an unwilling errand for Caesar; subdue the Judean province and establish undisputed roman rule. But dangers from religious zealots and political scheming are nothing. A nightmare being; only whispered of in the ancient tales of the Greeks, reveals itself. As the world he once knew shatters, Pontius must decide; do battle with the malevolence, or flee.

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