A Bloemfontein student and tattoo artist, Caylynne King (25), recently published the first novel of a four-part series: Gods and Monsters. Caylynne says she became aware of an urge to write at around eight years of age. When a video game she was playing broke and she could not continue playing, she put her thoughts to paper. “I just had to know how the story ended, so I created my own end to the story,” she says. The idea for her first novel, Gods and Monsters: The Lock, started forming when she was around 11 years old. “This was a very innocent version of the story. Since then I have worked a lot on the storyline to refine it.” “It was while working in book shops that I really got an idea of what people like to read”.
This multi-talented lass in her mid-twenties was nominated by the Writers Guild of South Africa at the 2019 Muse Awards for the pilot episode of Gods and Monsters: The Lock, becoming a finalist for Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting, and earning a certificate for best “TV Drama: Unproduced.”