Alex Sumner

Biography

I am a novelist and writer on the Occult. After having written several non-fiction articles for the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, in 2009 I came out with my first novel.

My books to date are:

* Taromancer (2013)

"The Magus Trilogy"
* The Magus (2009)
* Opus Secunda (2010)
* Licence To Depart (2011)

"The Demon Detective, and other stories."
* The Demon Detective (short story: 2011)
* A Greater Power (short story: 2011)
* Shall We Kill The President? (novella: 2012)

I am also an amateur astrologer, tarot reader, and ceremonial magician. I am currently at work on both further novels and screenplays.

I live in Essex, England.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I write "visionary fiction," sometimes referred to on websites like Amazon as "metaphysical fiction." That is to say: in order to derive the raw inspiration from my stories, I induce in myself visionary states - and then write up the results of my exertions under the guise of fiction. My favourite technique is "lucid dreaming," which is similar to "astral projection" (which I have also used on occasion). My most recent book also involved a lot of tarot divination, meditation, and even ceremonial magick.

Once I have the material upon which to draw, my writing then takes a far more conventional approach of careful planning, typing, and editing. On my very first book I tried using novel writing software. After I had finished it, however, I realised that it did nothing that I could not accomplish just with a reliable word processor.
How do you approach cover design?
I do it myself, using Adobe Photoshop.
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Books

Taromancer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,850. Language: British English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
"Taromancer," a novel about the Tarot, from Alex Sumner, author of "The Magus."
Shall We Kill The President?
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Series: The Demon Detective, and Other Stories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,660. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Dark Fantasy novella, part of the series "The Demon Detective and other stories."
A Greater Power
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Series: The Demon Detective, and Other Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A dark fantasy thriller, the second in the series "The Demon Detective and other stories."
The Demon Detective
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Series: The Demon Detective, and Other Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A short story about murder and demonolatry set in modern London, by the author of "The Magus Trilogy."
Licence To Depart
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Series: The Magus Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,690. Language: British English. Published: May 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The final instalment in the "Magus" Trilogy - a tale of murder, black magick, international conspiracy, and paganism, set in contemporary England.
Opus Secunda
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Series: The Magus Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,870. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The sequel to "The Magus" - a tale of murder, alchemy and sexual magick set in contemporary England.
The Magus
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Series: The Magus Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,530. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A steamy novel of murder, black magick and the Occult, set in contemporary London.

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