Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Kelvin Teo and I have always been fascinated with the unknown and when it comes to fiction, no other genre has intrigued me more than horror. Till date, I have self-published 1 book and 1 short story. However, there will be more to come!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
After Sunset: Six Scary Short Stories.
This horror anthology is written in the style of NoSleep — a subreddit where people would exchange scary stories and frightening experiences. Every story is written in first-person to give readers a personal experience of the horrors within.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Currently, I don’t think I have any unusual writing habits but maybe I will develop one along the way? Haha, who knows?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am heavily inspired by authors like Stephen King, Mark Z. Danielewski, Junji Ito, Iain Rob Wright and Koji Suzuki (seriously, check out Koji Suzuki’s work if you haven’t).
…Not forgetting internet horror platforms like NoSleep and Creepypasta.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on my new post-apocalyptic horror series.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I do a mix of book promotion sites, Facebook groups and Amazon advertising.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Believe in your own work because if you don’t, who will?
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Good enough” is better than “perfect”.
What are you reading now?
I have a lot of books in queue right now. There are a few I’m currently on — ‘House of Leaves’ by Mark Z. Danielewski, ‘The Gates’ by Iain Rob Wright, ‘Infidel (Graphic Novel)’ by Pornsak Pichetshote and ‘Lord of The Rings’ by J.R.R Tolkien (yes, I read fantasy too).
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finish up my post-apocalyptic series and release it to the world!
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
‘How To Stay Alive’ and ‘Ultimate Survival Handbook’ by Bear Grylls and any Bushcraft 101 books.