Erik Straker

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Erik Straker was born in South Carolina in 1977. A rich Southern history full of ghosts and haunts has served as inspiration ever since.

He is the author of the dark poetry collection Fairy Tale Destruction as well as the novel Incantations. He writes mostly in the horror and dark fantasy genres, aiming to be the bastard lovechild of Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk. But not in a creepy way.

Erik went to film school for a number of years and applies what he learned about film to his writing, using a predominantly visual style. Coming from a background of film and art, Erik has other projects in the works besides just his future novels. Graphic novels, short films, music albums and other artistic endeavors are completely up for grabs.

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Erik Straker Creating worlds and stories straight from the ether of your imagination. It's playtime, almost the same as when we're kids. Any fiction writer who is…moreCreating worlds and stories straight from the ether of your imagination. It's playtime, almost the same as when we're kids. Any fiction writer who is not having fun doing what they're doing probably shouldn't be doing it. It's hard work, to be sure, but the fun of creation is certainly the best thing about being a writer.(less)
Erik Straker Never stop. The moment you stop, it's done. You can only get better the more you write. And you can ALWAYS get better. Never stop writing. Never stop…moreNever stop. The moment you stop, it's done. You can only get better the more you write. And you can ALWAYS get better. Never stop writing. Never stop learning. Never stop loving the craft of writing. Just never stop.(less)
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Fairy Tale Destruction is a collection of dark poetry that is not for the faint of heart. It contains themes of love, hate, lust, beauty, ugliness, loss, pain and decay. Some of the imagery is very vivid and raw. I found the rhythms of th..." Read more of this review »
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"I want to thank the person I used to be for this collection of bloody, raw, and hate-filled
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He helped me to become the person I am today. Thanks, motherfucker."

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"Fast paced book you will want to read in one setting

I really enjoyed the complex web of characters. The story seemed a little rushed, but only because I wanted to read more. "
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