Interview with 19

When did you first start writing?
Uh, roughly about when I grasped you could make words with letters to explain the stuff that went on in your head. I quickly learned not to show this to grownups.
Describe your desk
It's covered in illegal things, pointy things, an empty pack of cloves, several bottles of nail polish, bits of wire and a few hand tools, and an overflowing ashtray. And there's a toy scorpion locked in mortal combat with a toy Tyrannosaurus Rex. And a squirt bottle to fend off cats. The squirt bottle is largely useless.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
The American south. It gave me lots of incoherent rage, exasperation, and anti-Christianity to use later. And some very useful settings.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's a movie in which you play all the parts, with an unlimited budget, and anything goes. You can have anything you want, anytime you want, any way you want. It's godhood. I can't imagine anything more delicious or more addictive than that.
What do your fans mean to you?
The multiverse. They're the reason for the entire mission. They are the other half of this ritual. Writing is masturbation, but sharing it...that's the sex, really, isn't it?
Who are your favorite authors?
Clive Barker, Frank Herbert, John Gardner, Dennis Cooper, Poppy Z. Brite, Stephen King, Sheri S. Tepper, Jim Butcher, Madeline L'Engle, Storm Constantine, Stephen Baxter, William Burroughs, Douglas Adams, Andrew Vachss, Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard, Anthony Burgess.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Tending cats, plants, Lair, and zombies. Recreational surgery. Experiments. Art projects. Dreadlock maintenance. Entirely too much horror and sci-fi viewing in order to avoid actual chores.
What is your writing process?
In most cases I get "film" and when it won't leave my head and I see more and more of it each time, longer, more detailed, I write it down. Sometimes I get the next scene (or one a hundred pages later) and rinse, repeat, until I have all of it I'm going to get. Stitch it together the best I can. Sharpen it accordingly.

In some cases I set parameters and essentially hit "run program" and write down the result.
How do you approach cover design?
They are all sigils, meant to cause and contain magick. Sometimes it works almost too well.
What are you working on next?
Next is getting Hero's Torch ready for print. Spaceships, pretty boys, gore, sex, blasphemy, and a few of my other favorite things. After that I plan to release Psychomotor Agitation: A Vivisection in 2015, three digital volumes to be followed by a single-volume print edition.
Published 2014-04-07.
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Books by This Author

Hero's Torch
Price: $4.19 USD. Words: 107,190. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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Fear and faith are indivisible on the Republic of Earth. Privacy is nonexistent, creativity is a crime, and intelligence is a heresy. Leander Schaiden has spent his young life in a battle against the Church, seeking any freedom he can steal. The Septarch is immortal and all-powerful, far beyond the control of the Republic. Leander considers him a tale told to frighten children. Leander is wrong.
The Kingdom of Heaven
You set the price! Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Be your own gods. Go home and tell other people this: the secret of God is that he's in the mirror.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,170. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Erich Kass has a safe gray life in Berlin until he is arrested by the Gestapo for kissing another boy. The Hell he finds in Auschwitz as the property of Dr. Ahren Kaltherzig will destroy everything he thinks he knows about life and safety.