ABOUT WILLIAM BECKER
William Becker is a horror author from Boone, North Carolina. Originally adopted from Saint Petersburg, he began his professional writing career at age fifteen with his first novel, “Weeping of the Caverns.” His work is known for being non-traditional, gritty, and with a slight experimental edge that never sacrifices accessibility. Becker’s work encompasses elements of romance, sci-fi, drama, surrealism, and mystery. His Lynchian influence is apparent in his second novel, “Grey Skies,” which was published when he was nineteen, as well as some of his short stories, many of which have been released for free on his website during Covid.
After the publication of Grey Skies in 2019, he became enrolled as a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he became a staff writer for the student-led newspaper, The Seahawk, as well as an intern for NBC WECT-6. In November of that same year, he was published in Atlantis Creative Magazine with his short story, “New York Onions.” During the COVID-19 Pandemic, he released a number of short stories for free, a “romance” with elements of social-critique in “Seventh Circle,” surreal horror-drama in the form of “The Egg,” a more depressive drama about suicide in the form of “For We Are Many,” and finally, a take on body horror and drug addiction in the form of “The Soil of God”
In 2022, his film adaptation of “For We Are Many” shocked audiences worldwide with its devastatingly real take on suicide, being selected for numberous film festivals across the globe. William Becker is currently preparing to release his third novel, “The Vampire of Köln,” with a fourth projected for release by the end of 2023.