Meet The Writer: Kelli Owen

25 05 2011

What first attracted you to horror writing?

I blame my parents… 100%.

My mom introduced me to the darker side of reality when she took me to Jaws in the theatre at six years old. In kindergarten, when I brought home Frankenstein from the school library, she rolled her eyes and told me it was a phase–we still joke about that. I loved that it was dark and creepy and didn’t have a happy ending, and that the monster wasn’t THE monster. Because of that, I didn’t read about horses and fairies in elementary school, I begged for the ghosts and monsters from the book-clubs and school flyers. My first publication was technically a story about my class encountering a witch in a haunted house in second grade. I still have the mimeograph of that story the teacher made up for everyone.

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