Barnaby King fell in love with literature at an early age. J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, laid a foundation for an appreciation of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. He attended Steyning Grammar School, found employment throughout the UK, and is now reading Psychology at the University of Surrey. All throughout he has had a passion for writing, creating short stories and working on potential novels. His favourite authors include the late Terry Pratchett and Iain M. Banks, as well as Richard Adams and Neil Gaiman, whose work, American Gods, first inspired an interest in Norse history and mythology.
Since then Barnaby has become an amateur historian around the Viking age and is currently working on a young adult historical fiction piece set in that time period. His interest in horror has been moulded by the classic works of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and in particular M.R. James. When it comes to horror movies he considers himself something of a snob and prefers the subtle building of dread to jump scares. Besides writing, Viking history, and psychology, Barnaby also has a love of animals, enjoys archery, and is a classically trained singer. His main dream, however, is to foster his talents as an author and continue to improve his skill in writing for future works.
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