Anastasia Kirchoff is...
originally from northern Wisconsin. She attended college at the University of Wisconsin Superior, where she studied creative writing and Spanish.
After college Anastasia lived abroad, teaching English in Peru. Despite her dislike of ridiculously cold winters, she returned to the United States and settled down in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she works in communications.
She is currently writing two different novels (she has a short attention span) one urban fantasy, and the other a post-apocalyptic romance that airs a bit on the dark side. She also writes a lot of literary flash fiction. It started off as a writing exercise and grew into an obsession, and now she writes a couple flash stories a month.
She likes to include LGBTQ themes, fantasy elements, suspense and sometimes a dash of horror in her longer stories. She loves crafting flawed but compelling protagonists in stories with glittery, arresting prose. She reads a lot of traditionally written sci-fi and fantasy, but also loves cross-genre. If you like all things strange and gripping, check out her stories.
Get an idea of her style...
What's she reading?
Anastasia first literary love was Anne Rice, and it was she who sparked her interest in charismatic, supernatural antiheroes.
She adores NK Jemison, S.A Chakraborty, and recently, Tamsysun Muir. (Gideon the Ninth. Buy a copy now and thank her later.)
She also likes James S.A. Corey and Christopher Ruocchio, but female identifying fantasy writers hold a special place in her heart.
Anastasia is a lifelong fan of Stephen King and enjoys similar authors such as Paul Tremblay.
She's recently gotten into mystery suspense thrillers by authors like Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and Damien Angelica Walters.
Where is she published?
The Molotov Cocktail
Brilliant Flash Fiction
Women on Writing
The Gateway Review
Manawaker Studio's Podcast
Microfiction Monday Magazine