E.E. King is a performer, writer, biologist and painter. Ray Bradbury calls her stories “marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I cannot recommend them highly enough.” Her books are: Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, Real Conversations with Imaginary Friends, and Another Happy Ending. She has painted murals in LA and Spain, worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and butterflies in South Central Los Angeles, lectured on cruise ships in the South Pacific. In her spare time she gardens and raises egrets, kittens or whatever small creatures happen her way.
King’s first novel, “Dirk Quigy’s Guide to the Afterlife (“Impish and delightful, a hilarious Zagat’s guide to heaven!” – Ray Bradbury) was published in 2010 and was picked up in Spain in 2012. A new edition has just been released in 2015. In 2012 The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, launched her anthology, “Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends”, sponsored by Barnes & Noble, it’s available on audio. Her most recent publications are in Darke Phantastique, two Flatiron Anthologies, and in Gemini as winner of the $1,000 Flash Fiction Award. For a complete list of publications and a ton of paintings, information on monarch butterflies and egrets visit her webpage, www.elizabetheveking.com.