Merita King


Ever seen that movie, Secret Window with Johnny Depp? If ever you want to know what I’m like when I’m writing, think of that movie. That’s me, right down to the tattered bathrobe, unkempt hair and home like a hurricane victim. Everything stops when I’m writing/editing/formatting, I give it my whole attention. I would love to be one of those tidy writers, but I can’t, I’m an all or nothing gal.

Science fiction has been a passion for me since I was a kid, largely motivated by my mother’s love of the genre. Having grown up on a diet of Star Trek and Blake’s 7, further fuelled by my parents’ addiction to the physics of outer space, it was a foregone conclusion that I would grow up to be a sci fi nut. You are far more likely to find me watching a programme about how black holes work, than reality tv.

My dreams are big, and I believe that everyone should aim impossibly high. Although you might not quite reach the stars, if you just aim for the ground, you’ll only hit the ground. I believe in destiny and pre-destination, reincarnation and alternate dimensions, human life being the result of alien experimentation, and bacon as a remedy for all ills.

I love to laugh but a joke must be clever as well as funny to make my lips quiver. Billy Connolly and George Carlin are my comedic heroes; you can keep your custard pies and banana skins.

Writing has proved to be the making of me in many ways. It has forced me to upgrade my vocabulary and knowledge, and it allows my naturally observant nature to be of positive benefit. Finally, as the Autumn years of my life begin, I now have a way to get my voice heard and my inner self flying to the stars where she has always wanted to be. I invent worlds, terraform them to my own design, and populate them with people of my own imagining. I cannot change the world I live in, and I cannot leave it for somewhere more comfortable, so I invent my own spend as much time in them as I can.

You are welcome to visit my universe. Take a chance and catch a flight today, you may just find you never want to return.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Hampshire, England. My environment didn't really influence my writing, but my upbringing and family background did. My family and upbringing was what you might call, dysfunctional and this led to me learning pretty quickly to withdraw inside myself. I developed a very strong creativity that helped me in many ways, from helping to keep me sane during the traumas of abuse, autism and other such things, to giving me a world to live in, inside my head, where I could be great, loved and where I could make a difference.
When did you first start writing?
I first tried to write stories when I was a teenager, but I never had the knowledge or skill to make them 'big enough' to be full length stories. I never lost the ability to be inspired for plots and story lines though, and finally, in June 2011, I started to write one evening and didn't leave the computer until 4 am. My first book was born.
Read more of this interview.


The Lilean Chronicles: Book One ~ Redemption
A short introduction to my debut novel.

Acts of Life
A short introduction to Acts of Life.

The Lilean Chronicles: Book Two ~ The Sleeping
A short introduction to book two of The Lilean Chronicles science fiction series.


Fetish ~ Sinclair V-Log BY915/M
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 87,230. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Sam Sinclair, Freelance Law Enforcer with the Inter-Galactic Law Enforcement Agency heads home to Sigma Prime to help solve a fellow law enforcer's murder. The case proves to be anything but straightforward, as the killer quickly shows himself to be the cleverest and most dangerous Sam has ever encountered. Dirty little secrets may be harmless fun to some, but this one kills.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,750. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A story of how a man's obsessive search for his famous ancestor leads to a monstrous horror gaining entry to our world.
The Trials of Nahda ~ Sinclair V-Log PA884/R
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,110. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Sam Sinclair, Freelance Law Enforcer with the Inter-Galactic Law Enforcement Agency goes to Nahda 3 to capture the thief of a valuable ancient artefact. What starts out as a potentially easy job soon becomes a turning point in Sam's life, and forces him to question his beliefs about not only himself and his life, but the universe itself.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,990. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
How far would you go for love? Sergeant Narek Jenn curses his shyness when Risa suddenly leaves without a word. When he discovers the deceit that forced her to make this desperate decision, he vows to find her and give her the truth. A chase across worlds, incarceration by insurgents, a crash landing, and finally, Narek is given a choice for which he knows there is but one answer. A.W.O.L
Delectus Morbidium
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,720. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
An anthology of short horror stories, designed to disturb, frighten and shock you to the core.
Bygora Vandos ~ Sinclair V-Log LB734/A
Series: The Sinclair V-Logs, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,650. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sam Sinclair, Freelance Law Enforcer with the Inter-Galactic Law Enforcement Agency, takes an undercover job on Deligon 2, where he must find out what is really going on at the Calmarin Research Station. Sam and his new partner Ren, must uncover the secrets and find the truth amongst the lies, before the explosive and shocking climax claims another life.
Acts of Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,630. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jake Elloway, inter-galatic movie phenomenon has agreed to live and work aboard an inter galactic freight liner for three months as research for a new role. He is somewhat surprised to find that not all of his new work colleagues are pleased to see him and when things take a dramatic turn for the worse, Jake finds himself with few friends on whom he can rely when fighting for survival
Floxham Island ~ Sinclair V-Log AZ267/M
Series: The Sinclair V-Logs, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,440. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sam Sinclair thought this was just another run of the mill job. When his law enforcement contacts asked him to find Professor Nembier who they believed had murdered nine of his co workers out on a secluded archaeological dig on Agrillia 3, he fully expected to have the job done quickly. Finding the Professor was the easy part and was to become the beginning of a terrible nightmare.
The Lilean Chronicles: Book Four ~ Avalanche Effect
Series: The Lilean Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A desperate race from world to world for Vincent and Farra as they search for Gabriel and face the demons from the past. In order for them to find him, they must first run the gauntlet of the terrifying dragons of Dracunya and discover the truth behind a primitive tribe's belief in a legendary angel.
The Lilean Chronicles: Book Three ~ Changing Faces
Series: The Lilean Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 99,970. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A desperate race against time for Vincent and his Lilean friends as they find their holiday on Drycenia interrupted by a terrifying series of events that demands they once again fight a terrible and ancient evil.
The Lilean Chronicles: Book Two ~ The Sleeping
Series: The Lilean Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 106,050. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This science fantasy epic takes on the further adventures of Vincent Domenico and Farra Duncan as they find themselves once again in danger from a strange and terrible evil that is creeping over Lilea. Where have the spirit people gone and why are the Lilean people all falling victim to this terrible affliction.
The Lilean Chronicles - Redemption
Series: The Lilean Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 103,490. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A science fiction epic adventure that sees one lone warrior racing across many worlds in a bid to fulfil an ancient prophecy and end the tide of evil that threatens his home world. Vincent must face not only the terrible evil that is the transmortal army, but on the way to his date with destiny, he must also face his own inner demons.

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