About the Author

You know me by now as Anastasia King, fantasy-romance author. Let's go behind the pen-name...

Let me introduce myself. I'm Bre!

Personal Nonsense

I'm a twenty-something-year-old from Brooklyn, NY. I created a pen name because I wanted to separate my creative career from my medical career. 'Anastasia' was my favorite princess as a kid, and I told my mom she had to rename me to Breannastasia.

I'm a proud mom to three fur babies. My biggest boy, Fenris, is a beautiful, loving German Shepherd. He's my best friend, my first rescue, and my saving grace. The middle brat is Remzi, a Bengal cat who basically runs the household. We also recently welcomed a rookie to the team, named Eden. She's part flower-child part gremlin.

Besides my babies, I love art, cooking, and singing. Gardening is a new joy since I bought my first home. Every room in my house is a different, bold color. I collect art, crystals, and rare Barbie Dolls or action figures. Random, I know. My strengths are my creativity, ambition, and passion. A couple of my pet-peeves are sloppy manicures and people touching my stuff (lol).

Career Goals

I published my first novel independently in 2019, the second installment in 2022, and am working on the third. Deciding to go back to school for creative writing was a big pivot from my medical career. I take great pride in what I did but I didn't love it. It doesn't set my soul on fire.

When I wrote my first book, my childhood dreams were finally realized. Well, not all of them. You see, ever since I could hold a pencil, I've also been holding an Xbox controller. My dad instilled a deep love of writing and gaming in me. I fell in love with "play" and story-telling. I was an avid reader growing up, but interactive stories could not be beat. 

I'm really good at living in lalaland and I've decided to professionalize my chaos. As I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate the impact a good story can have on one's life and outlook. Stories shape the world. 

Play is important. Play is healing. Creativity opens the soul and mind. Art can save you. I'm very excited and just as proud to now be prioritizing my gifts. I want to share everything I've got inside me with the world: both the story teller and the healer.

Creative Style

I've been writing stories forever, but for a very long time, my focus was prose and flash fiction. Being a novelist has allowed me to explore myself as a writer. 

Big, beautiful worlds that draw you in and don't let you go. Bratty heroines who can chew you up and spit you out. Alpha males who might just pin you against the wall and make you love them as much as you hate them. Smut, smut, and more smut. Someone is screaming, "off with their head," in my mind at all times.

We live in the gray zone here. And hunny, I'm not afraid to pull the trigger on any taboo. I'm a firm believer that the villain should get the girl and the "hero" should cry less.

My fantasy books are realistic too, though. We talk about trauma, addiction, assault, mental illness, violence, societal issues, the dark side of humanity, faith, true love, grief, etc. We are not shy here. But it's never without good reason. Remember what I said earlier? Art can save you.

I write with purpose. I don't want to blow bombs up in reader's faces. But sometimes... blending fantasy and reality can be exactly what the heart and mind need. Just enough magic to cope with the tragic. HAHA. My stories trudge through the dark toward these goals. We don't shrivel up and die here. We fight and forge.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me and what I'm up to a little better! Stay tuned on IG & Tiktok

@anastasiaking.og & @ worldofaureum on IG

@mythcrafter on Tiktok