SPECULATIVE FICTION AUTHOR
M.T. Khan is a speculative fiction author with a penchant for all things myth, science, and philosophy. She focuses on stories that combine all three, dreaming of evocative worlds and dark possibilities.
When she's not writing, M.T. Khan has her nose deep in physics textbooks or glued to her CAD computer as she majors in Mechanical Engineering. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, she currently resides in Toronto, Canada, with a hyperactive cat and an ever-increasing selection of tea.
The stage of writing when that crazy idea seems like the start of something great.
The countless hours when you have to force yourself to stare at a screen and will the words to come. Spoiler: sometimes, they don't.
Wow, that jumble of words you just vomited onto a page? It's actually starting to sound a lot like a story now.
At ease, soldier. You've made it through the war zone of writing and now you've got a story to share.
How do you pronounce your name?
My full name is Maeeda Tariq Khan, and it's pronounced like Mai-duh Tah-riq Kh-on.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Lahore, Pakistan just before my family immigrated to Toronto, Canada when I was one-years-old. I've lived in this chilly but cozy city ever since.
What inspires you to write?
I get inspiration from a variety of creative outlets. Sometimes it’s a lyric from a song, a comment made in a documentary, or a picture that sets a mood.
What advice do you have for writers?
Write what you’re passionate about. If an idea hits you like a storm, whisk away with it. If you’re passionate about a certain story, that passion will lead you to being the best writer that story needs.