I believe in my dream to write supernatural and psychological suspense books full time. Women can and do write awesome dark fiction!
What started this dream?
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was five years old, churning out stories about a family of fish living in fear of a bear who managed to stalk them under the ocean. (It was a talented bear.) But my attraction to darker themes was solidified in high school, thanks to a writing teacher who hated what he called “Disney endings.” The darker I got, the more he loved it.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
Besides a deep love of telling stories and connecting with readers—and the fact that I just have a weakness for this stuff—you could say I’ve upped the ante. I re-mortgaged my home and quit a successful freelance journalism career to give myself the time to turn this dream into reality.
What are your goals?
My goals are to introduce more people to dark fiction, and show them how much fun it is to be (safely) scared. I’m also a travel addict who sets her books in haunted places all over the world, so continuing to visit these mysterious locations is extremely important to me.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
I don’t bite, and I love to hear from readers, fellow writers, and travelers.
J.H. Moncrieff writes psychological and supernatural suspense novels that let her readers safely explore the dark corners of the world. She won Harlequin's search for the next Gillian Flynn in 2016.
Her first published novella, The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave, was featured in Samhain’s Childhood Fears collection and stayed on its horror bestsellers list for over a year.
The first two novels of her new GhostWriters series, City of Ghosts and The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts, will be officially released on May 16, 2017.
When not writing, J.H. loves visiting the world's most haunted places, advocating for animal rights, and summoning her inner ninja in muay thai class.
To get free ebooks and a new spooky story every week, check out her Hidden Library.
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