About The Author

Name: Lakin Koniezcny

Age: 21

Location: Northeastern Michigan

Occupation: Accounting/Payroll for Tom Konieczny Builders, and Writing Horror Fiction (of course)

Pets: Dog-Josie, Cat-Tyson

Hobbies: Writing, Reading, Painting, Drawing, Sculpting, Wood Burning, Motorcycles, Archery, Fishing, Yoga, Movies, TV Series, Hunting, and Exploring

Fears: I’ve found that I’m afraid of the unknown. Like when I’m swimming in deep water, and I don’t know what’s beneath me. Or when it’s dark and I hear something unexplainable. That scares the piss out of me. I’m also afraid of ghosts, aliens, and ghoulish creatures. It’s strange, I think, that I’m not afraid of the real monsters, like murderers and rapists. Instead I fear “fictitious” creatures, and what goes bump in the night. As a child, I watched the movie E.T. for the first time when I was about four. I remember thinking how scary E.T. looked, especially when he was sick and pasty white. Since then, I’ve seen the movie a few times, but not more recent than when I was about twelve. I found the notion of strange creatures from elsewhere that were known to come and take people from their beds terrifying.

I’ve been writing since my junior year of high school. I remember the specific class that sparked my desire to write, it was (of course) Creative Writing. In that class, I had loads of fun, and nearly always got a high grade. I felt I was destined to write. Since then, I’ve been writing novels and short stories. To date, I’ve tried selling three different short stories, and haven’t gotten a good response on one of them yet. I’m hopeful for the day that I will be published though.

Why write horror? Some people may ask.

As long as I’ve been reading, I’ve been reading horror and the macabre. I remember checking out “Scary Stories To Read After Dark” when I was in elementary school. There were at least three editions, and I read and loved them all. Laying awake in bed after reading these stories, I believe, helped shape my overactive imagination. There were times I was frightened to even breathe. To me, there is something elemental about fear. It is a most ancient of emotions, and it lives in all of us. Fear is motivation, and sometimes a necessary evil.

 

Comments
  1. So cool to meet another Laekan (differen’t spelling)!!

  2. Chris Martin says:

    Thanks for the review on The Stranger novella. I greatly appreciate that. Hope you have a great rest of the day.

    Chris

    • Not a problem. If you had any particular questions I’d be happy to discuss them with you. Thanks for sharing your work, by the way. I know it takes a lot to ask people to judge it. Keep up the great writing. I’m looking forward to checking out some of your other works on amazon when I’ve got a little more time.
      I hope you have a great day too.

  3. clara_w says:

    Nice to meet a fellow accountant who likes fantasy and horror! : D Squeeee!

    • Quite the combination isn’t it? I’m a big fan of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, as well as Edgar Allen Poe, and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some H.P. Lovecraft. If you could recommend some good reads I’d very much appreciate it. I look forward to reading your blog, and wish you only the best. =]

      • clara_w says:

        Thank you, I wish you the same! : ) I’m also a massive fan of the King, but Chuck Wending’s is a pretty awesome new talent in the genre.
        I can recommend a very nice steampunk distopia called Stormdancer by jay kristoff, and a great fantasy by Patrick Rothfuss called The Name of the Wind, but I’ve been lacking on horror lately : (
        Do you work with AP, AR, or GL? : )

  4. Ooh, this is rather belated, but thank you for following my blog! 🙂

  5. Chris Martin says:

    Hey, are you related to a John Konieczny by any chance? I work at DaVita, and he is one of our Helpdesk supervisors. Just curious.

    • I don’t think so, but I’m not sure. Konieczny is my married name. Though I do know my husband, Tyler, has a couple uncles named John. Most of his relatives live here in the Northern Michigan area. I’ll ask him if he knows though.

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