The appeal of these genres for me is pretty simple. Why write about anything ordinary? Occasionally a really good author can make a novel about regular life interesting, but in my opinion such pieces are rare. I would rather write the things I like to read, which involve subjects like the paranormal and speculative technology.
I write about fictional magick, but I also do it for real – and I am not talking about card tricks. I have been practicing ritual and ceremonial magick for around thirty years, since I was a teenager in high school. I have been an initiate of Ordo Templi Orientis, a modern fraternal and magical order, for more than twenty of those years. My magical practice informs my work, and allows me to integrate real occultism into the stories that I tell.
- The Guild Series is the saga of a modern-day magical order called The Guild and its initiates. So far it only consists of a single novel, but a second is in the works.
- Cthulhu Unbound is my first foray into the world of self-published ebooks. It is a short story that offers a satirical take on the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, in which a high school boy summons up the dreaded Cthulhu, but does not quite get what he expects.
- The Pathless Void is my second self-published book, available in both paperback and ebook editions. It is a science fiction novella in which two twenty-second century scientists work to salvage an alien spacecraft. It was inspired by “Golden Age” science fiction stories, and is heavy on the speculative technology.
- Trump Card is my third self-published book, available in both paperback and ebook editions. It is a satirical take on the popular Young Adult Dystopia genre, with the dystopia in question being modern-day America under the Donald Trump administration. It’s a terrific novel, I guarantee it.