J. Kariuki is a Kenyan writer, slowly—but not eagerly—pushing through his early twenties. Life has to him acquired some strange sense of purpose that has so far been sated in the world of literature. The perceived boring life and look of an author kept him from dreaming of writing as a boy. But growing older, life more secluded, the imagined became more prominent.From his earliest made-up story at four (a fierce fist-fight between a ghost and a giant that ended in the sudden deaths of both), his interests have always been in horror and the fantastique. The 'Goosebumps' series, by R.L. Stine was his favorite as a child. Now, as a grown up, apart from the sheer thrill of a story, his aim in literature is to provide something more to the reader, be it hope ('HNH', or 'Hope and Horror,' as he sometimes calls it), or some mirror of our lives through his characters and their situations: we are all connected, aren't we, and can learn through another's circumstances.So, enjoy.But, be warned, not every story carries hope.