From the Author:
Fear is the strongest emotion… Horror is what comes from fear…
What can I say about myself? I’m fascinated with the way the horror genre works and how it tinkers and tampers with one’s consciousness. I’m fascinated with fear and what it brings up in a person’s mind. You could be afraid of anything, from the monster hiding under the bed to being killed in a car accident and yet--while different in several different ways--they are the same thing. Fear is what drains the energy away from people. It’s a lover that’s been lost centuries ago but still remains within the back of her minds.
Who am I you ask now? Who is this wanderer of the dark path that leads down to the darkest chasms of the very mind and soul?
My name is Kody Boye, and if you haven’t already figured it out, I’m a horror author. I wander through the darkness and draw it toward me in ways most people would be afraid to. I’m completely opposite of my people. While some are afraid of the dark I love it, while you’re trying not to think of what lurks out there I do my best to imagine the most gruesome, terrifying creature there is, and while you prefer a nightlight to guide your path I prefer the darkness.
Horror is my passion, darkness is my lover, and death is a hidden part of the world that refuses to explain itself…
Full Name: Kody James Boye
D.O.B: April, 7, 1992
First published: Yellow Mama Webzine, May 2007
Kody Boye is part of the newer wave of horror authors that are beginning to sweep this age of the world. Commonly working with the small press, Boye generally writes horror, but he does dabble in thriller and mystery portions of the writing field, generally sticking to horror and it‘s more bizarre nature. His influences include but are not limited to, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, Joan Lowery Nixion and Cormac McCarthy, as his top five. He lives in a small town in Idaho where he writes horror and his other genres.
He doesn’t bite, so email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, comments or fan notes! Hate mail is also acceptable, but he usually finds an odd way to outwit you, so it’s better not to send hate mail.
His writing started when he was just seven years old in a small, fourth-grade classroom with a teacher that would end up changing his life forever. His teacher asked the class to write what he calls an ‘object specific’ story, in which included several different topics. He chose ‘What’s behind the closed door’ and went with it. He didn’t stop writing, and by the end of the class he had written the first chapter in a fantasy novel. He was hooked by the sensational charm of the way the words could go onto the page.
By the time he was eight he had finished his first novel (what he considered to be a novel at the time; it came to 54 single-spaced, twelve-point Arial font.) He lost writing for a while, but when he turned eleven it came back. He continued to write fantasy, but it started becoming darker, more sinister than the normal fairy-tale-esques that were being written all around the world.
When he went into the eighth grade at the age of thirteen, he almost gave writing up entirely until he met a lower-English/ Idaho History teacher. He remained in her English class for two weeks before he was to be transferred into another class, but when she asked him about his writing, it jump-started him when she asked to read it. He wrote his first two real-length books, coming near 50,000 words, in a matter of months, then went into a dark fantasy quintet that consisted of five books until he stopped writing fantasy.
That was when the horror genre hit him. He became obsessed with the horror genre unlike ever before. Jaws, Dawn of the Dead, Cujo, Ginger Snaps, Scream, and several other movies convinced him to write his first horror novel. He completed this novel in two weeks; a 70,000-word tale about the zombie apocalypse and the potential end of the world.
In January of 2007, he submitted a short story called A Prom Queen’s Revenge to a webzine. It wasn’t a few days later that the editor--Cindy Rosmus--took up the task of reworking the story from him, and by May it was published; his first traditionally-published thing, unlike the self-publishing he attempted but didn’t have the funds to make it work.
To this day, he still writes horror, along with the sub-genres of mystery, thriller and sometimes bizzaro fiction. He also writes dark fantasy, but he considered horror and the many sub-genres that come with it to be his true passion.