Check out this author spotlight for Christopher M. Fink!
You can find all his links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out his books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
My interest in writing came from an early age, not so early as my fascination with horror which started when I was three. At least that’s the story I am told, and thus the one I share. I’ve spent my life enjoying the creative paths in both film and literature, but I felt it was time I added my own flavor of menace and macabre to the mix. Sacrifices Incarnate is my first publication, released in 2020. The welcome mat, if you will into the madness; merely the introduction to the many stories to come. They’re only getting better, bloodier, more grim than the last. Keep those lights off, and the house empty. You’re not going to want to miss this!
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Cat or Dog?
CAT – Not that I don’t like dogs (or all animals), but I grew up with cats and I find them to be more demanding of our respect. Cats draw more honesty from us.
Hunter or Gatherer?
GATHERER – Probably more to my propensity of not being able to hurt an animal, I feel I would have been the gatherer in those times.
Mountains or Beaches?
BEACHES – Growing up on Long Island, I’ve always viewed the ocean as a place of sanctity. “The ocean will carry away all your troubles.”
Pen and paper, or computer/phone?
PEN & PAPER – This is a no-brainer. When writing, it’s a much more personal experience when you have to let it flow through the pen.
Hero or Anti-hero?
ANTI-HERO – The world isn’t simple black and white. Sometimes it takes the wrong/unwarranted person to do the right thing.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
Something original. If it sounds familiar, or if I can confidently assume what’s going to happen, I’m not interested. I understand there’s only so many stories you can tell, but there are infinitely more ways you can mix and match certain tropes. I’m expecting X, Y, and Z, give me something I can’t see coming!
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I stick to horror, mainly. Right now I am promoting my latest publication, Kyn. I’m working on expanding my network and presence in order to grow my fanbase. I’m aiming to do this for a living, wanting to bring a worthy entertainment to my readers, encourage those who are less prone to sitting with a book, while delivering a few well-earned scares along the way.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
My most recent release is mentioned above, Kyn.
It is a frighteningly mythological story about the last remaining members of a great race of Lycan that once reigned over humanity. Commanding their own domains, they ruled for millennia before being driven from their castles and back into the wilderness. There they struggled and scrapped for their survival, but having lost that feral edge, they began to die off. Now, with only few in numbers remaining, they live in seclusion, isolated and domesticated. For Darrus, it’s a well-enough existence until the looming horror of the possibility that his daughter might carry a similar gene dawns on him. And along with another lurking creature, one much more vicious and hellbent on bringing rise to his Lycan kind once again, Darrus must do what he can to protect his family from this new threat, as well as themselves.
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
In truth, I like to allow my imagination to do most of the work, as much as it can on its own. As I am sure my influences are sprinkled throughout, I do not draw on them consciously, that is while I am planning a story. But for the direct resources I derive, they usually come from my life. Little experiences here and there I take directly and implement when/where they are helpful.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
I don’t have anything I would call a routine. With a day-job and life in general, it’s hard to lock down a schedule. However, I do write almost every day every chance I can.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?
I would say to my younger self: “Self, have more confidence in your ambition/talent.” It was a debilitating habit I had with not trusting myself with, wel, just about anything. I kind of had to force confidence onto myself, and once that happened, I noticed a difference almost immediately. Trust yourself, and do what you love.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
You can dig me up via Linktree. The central hub to all things for The Horror Seeker!