They Come from the Shadows: A Collection of Horror

A giant sea creature. A demon possessed cat. A mysterious woman lingering in a graveyard. They all dwell just beyond the seeping tendrils of daylight–just past pleasant dreams and bubblegum palaces. This is where nightmares live. Let me tell you a story…





Kira McKinney was born and raised in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains in Central Pennsylvania. She suffered a traumatic childhood in which her only escape were books and music. She soon discovered that the mountains and ancient buildings held a plethora of secrets from legends and folklore as old as the area itself. She searched for as many of those stories as she could digest, and tucked them away in her mind for future use.

Kira currently lives in Texas with her husband and two sons. She finished her Bachelor’s Degree with Arizona State University in May 2018. She graduated summa cum laude. During her time in school she released a memoir chronicling her childhood, adolescence, and young adult life up to the point when she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and anxiety in 2016. It was written as both a therapeutic endeavor and a way to reach out to others with similar experiences to let them know they are not alone.

Kira enjoys baseball, horror movies, classic rock, and is a Supernatural addict. She also has 3 adorable cats named Castiel, Rowena, and Charlie (or The Thing of Moderate Evil).

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