Welcome to the worlds of Merita King, Science Fiction Novelist
Ever seen that movie, Secret Window with Johnny Depp? If ever you want to know what I’m like when I’m writing, think of that movie. That’s me, right down to the tattered bathrobe, unkempt hair and home like a hurricane victim. Everything stops when I’m writing/editing/formatting, I give it my whole attention. I would love to be one of those tidy writers, but I can’t, I’m an all or nothing gal.
Science fiction has been a passion for me since I was a kid, largely motivated by my mother’s love of the genre. Having grown up on a diet of Star Trek and Blake’s 7, further fuelled by my parents’ addiction to the physics of outer space, it was a foregone conclusion that I would grow up to be a sci fi nut. You are far more likely to find me watching a programme about how black holes work, than reality tv.
My dreams are big, and I believe that everyone should aim impossibly high. Although you might not quite reach the stars, if you just aim for the ground, you’ll only hit the ground. I believe in destiny and pre-destination, reincarnation and alternate dimensions, human life being the result of alien experimentation, and bacon as a remedy for all ills.
I love to laugh but a joke must be clever as well as funny to make my lips quiver. Billy Connolly and George Carlin are my comedic heroes; you can keep your custard pies and banana skins.
Writing has proved to be the making of me in many ways. It has forced me to upgrade my vocabulary and knowledge, and it allows my naturally observant nature to be of positive benefit. Finally, as the Autumn years of my life begin, I now have a way to get my voice heard and my inner self flying to the stars where she has always wanted to be. I invent worlds, terraform them to my own design, and populate them with people of my own imagining. I cannot change the world I live in, and I cannot leave it for somewhere more comfortable, so I invent my own and spend as much time in them as I can.
You are welcome to visit my universe. Take a chance and catch a flight today, you may just find you never want to return.
At this website you will find everything you need to know about all of my currently published work and planned future work. I constantly offer updates on my current work in progress.
From time to time, the stars of my novels drop by for a chat, and their interviews make interesting reading.
On this site you can access my Inter-Galactic Guidebook which gives a unique look into the worlds you will encounter in my books, the flora and fauna and peoples of those worlds. The Guidebook is a massive undertaking and is a work in progress, so do keep returning as it is updated and expanded.
Here you will find my blog where I share my thoughts and unique viewpoint on everything from movie reviews to my own poetry to the psychology of celebrities and everything in between.
From this site you can contact me at my facebook and twitter pages, and all the other places around the net where I can be found, using the links on the right of the page.
My stories all contain a strong spiritual thread as I believe that spirituality is universal and crosses all boundaries. I believe that the creative process is largely intuitive and can be very effectively blocked by too much pre-planning. Plot lines, characters and events all come to me intuitively, and this makes the act of writing a constant pleasure. I live alone, with a very vivid imagination, in Hampshire, UK.