H.S. Kallinger has been actively writing since they were 14 and was first published in a teaching magazine in high school. Their favorite subject tends to be vampires, which they have maintained an affinity for for more than half of their life (and long before it was 'cool'), although they love most of the fantasy and sci-fi genres. A scientist at heart, they love to consider the 'why' behind everything. The unifying theme to their works is LGBTQIA+ characters (or LGBT+ positive). They're currently a Criminal Justice major. They live in Kansas with their husband, four kids, pet rat, two kitties and sister's family who keep all the boogeymen at bay.
If you follow the link to the print copies, you can read previews of the books. Unfortunately, I don't work in MS Word, so I have to upload here via ePub, and can't do preview chapters that way yet. Hopefully that will change soon!
When did you first start writing?
I started actively writing at 14. I've been telling stories since I was 5, in Kindergarten. I used to entertain my friends for hours with fictional character exploits or story-based play. I started my first novel at 15. It was terrible. Let us never speak of it again. I began writing fanfic in 1998 when it was done through elists and e-mail. It gave me a lot of practice, and I also beta read for others, which improved my own personal writing skills. I finished my first novel a few years ago that I had been working on for several years. It's not very good and is unlikely to ever see the light of day.
Describe your desk
My desk is pretty cluttered. I have a coffee cup, a pair of toddler shoes, my phone, an XBox 360 controller, floss, vitamins, books, a TARDIS cookie jar, my glasses, a pan flute, some pictures my girls drew me, ibuprofen, a stack of DVDs, necklaces and many other random items scattered across it.
Book 5 of the Lost Humanity series follows Zack Henderson's journey through life as a newly changed vampire and the unexpected, hard challenges brought on by his new nature, particularly within his family.
Death has been following Zack Henderson for ten years now. He woke up surrounded by it on a train a decade ago. He's watched it take friend and foe, strangers and family. It's weighed heavily on his mind. It was through death that his life finally began. He understands better than most how fragile life is, and he's done being prey. At some point, you have to stop running from death and embrace it.
Bridges is an Urban Fantasy novel from author H.S. Kallinger and the third in the Lost Humanity series.
Normal is a point of view. Zack and his family aren't very traditional, but they are most definitely a family. Now a new threat from the darkness has moved into town to attempt to destroy it.
Pet is a Psychological Horror/Urban Fantasy novel from author H.S. Kallinger and the second in the Lost Humanity series.
Hate is a four-letter word—one that hits home for Zack Henderson only three years after being the victim of terrible violence. In a world with vampires, humans can still show that being dead is not a prerequisite for being a monster.
Set in a world where vampires are fact, warring and coexisting with humans throughout history, this Psychological Horror/Urban Fantasy novel follows the first person perspective of Zack Henderson as he suffers the dissolution of all he had believed and expected from his life. The focus is on three young adults who are captured, held against their will and develop Stockholm Syndrome.