About S. T. Blake
Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m an Anglo-Irish writer of stories that have a fantastical or paranormal worldview – often containing darkness, but also touched with satirical humour.
I’ve always liked stories that seem rooted in everyday reality but have fantastical elements which serve to unhinge the recognisable world in a surprising or unsettling fashion. For me, that description fits a range of books, including Fantastic Mr Fox (which I remember being the first book I read through obsessively), Dracula or Gormenghast; and writers such as Shirley Jackson, Philip K. Dick, J. G. Ballard, H.P. Lovecraft, Caitlin R. Kiernan and Angela Carter.
Apart from that, I’m a musical obsessive and a poor guitar player. The key characters in my novel, Feline Alchemy, were based on two cats I lived with, sisters called George and Bootsy (named after George Clinton and Bootsy Collins of Funkadelic, obviously).
I live in Milton Keynes, England.
Ah self-aggrandisement! Literally built into the internet with the options website designers offer you. ‘Highlights’ indeed. Having said that, I decided to keep the default figure for ‘Happy Readers’. I just like the look of it. Anyway, moving on…
Guitars played in acceptable fashion
Totally refreshing and full of dark humor, originality and imagination […] a brilliant original style that incorporates Kafka-esque moments with Henry Miller’s stream of consciousness.