Salina Christmas is an author, journalist and anthropologist based in London, UK. She studied English Language and Literature at IIU Malaysia and Digital Anthropology at University College London. She writes on pop culture and books.
Christmas is a fan of horror, fantasy and romance genres. In the footsteps of Malaysian journalists before her, she’s now writing a series of horror called the Constant Companion Tales. The series is written and published in London.
The horror fiction series is loosely inspired by her childhood during the time of the Second Malayan Insurgency. She was born in Mentakab, Pahang, Malaysia in 1972, where her father’s regiment was based.
For the first 15 years, Salina lived in military posts on the outskirt of jungles.
Together with her three siblings, including a twin, they attended some 10 schools as the family followed their father’s regiments all over the country during this period of unrest. The reassignments took the family to Sabah, Borneo and also to Johore, West Malaysia. For the first 15 years, Christmas lived in military posts on the outskirts of jungles.
Christmas grew up listening to plenty of horror stories – real or imagined – and folklore from relatives, teachers and friends.
Christmas is based in London, United Kingdom.
Christmas is a fan of horror, fantasy and romance genres.
Author’s portraits by Zarina Holmes Photography.