James L. Wilber

Biography

James L. Wilber describes himself as Anne Rice and Chuck Palahniuk’s bastard love child. He’s a pretentious prick who claims to pen, “literary genre fiction.” Which means he writes smarmy shit about wizards and vampires doing a poor job at hiding his symbolism and metaphor. He’s turned to self-publishing on the correct assumption his stories are just too fucking weird for mass consumption.

He has contributed to numerous books for roleplaying games from companies such as: Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Studios, Bastion Press, and Atlas Games. He was also a writer on the Origins Award nominated, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game by Eden Studios.

Mr. Wilber also assumes the roles of husband, ceremonial magician, podcast host, and owner of a 100-lb Alaskan Malamute.

He lives in Indianapolis, a dreary place built by masons obsessed with circles.

Along with Stephan Loy and Dick Thomas, James is a member of Mid-World Arts, a collective of indie writers dedicated to helping each other produce quality works. Find out more at midworldarts.com.

You can read his thoughts on politics, culture, and what he calls pagan chaos magick at scrollofthoth.com.

He only uses social media that he enjoys, which means tumblr. Get to know him at scrollofthoth.tumblr.com, jameslwilber.tumblr.com, and geeksoutafterdark.tumblr.com.

You can hear him on the podcasts Scroll of Thoth, and Geeks Out After Dark.

Get more of his writing at jameslwilber.com.

Where to find James L. Wilber online


Where to buy in print


Books

Chasing the Wyrm - Christopher Yan, Office of Arcane Affairs
By James L. Wilber
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,540. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction
Christopher Yan didn’t ask for the job. A wizard born with the power to warp reality, the OAA calls on him to neutralize all arcane threats. Part spy, part fixer, part assassin, Topher searches for a way to make his unique gift serve both his country and his principles. When he makes an enemy of a rogue wizard serving a dying insurgency, he learns the limits his conscience can bear.
A Mid-World Christmas Collection
By James L. Wilber
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,820. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
Get yourself a mug of cheer, settle in by the space heater and enjoy these touching holiday tales. Everything you expect from the indie authors of Mid-World Arts is here - gods, ghosts, aliens, and cannibals. Add a touch of Christmas magic, and you have the best sci-fi & fantasy reading your credit chip can buy.
Underground
By James L. Wilber
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
In the underground city of Necropolis, Hades is bound by duty, family, and his own alienation. That all changes when he meets Persephone, a true free spirit. Will their love tear apart the world above and below? From the author of My Babylon comes a modern retelling of the Hades & Persephone myth. Underground is a story about the conflict between family and passion.
My Babylon: Complete
By James L. Wilber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,760. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
A serial novel about the paranormal and dark desires. The story of a cursed young man who has an intimate view of the Apocalypse. My Babylon weaves elements of urban fantasy, erotic horror, and real-world occult practices to form a unique personal tale that thrills, terrifies, and even enlightens.
My Babylon - Book Five: Beast
By James L. Wilber
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,460. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
A serial novel about the paranormal and dark desires. The story of a cursed young man who has an intimate view of the Apocalypse. My Babylon weaves elements of urban fantasy, erotic horror, and real-world occult practices to form a unique personal tale that thrills, terrifies, and even enlightens.
My Babylon - Book Four: Host
By James L. Wilber
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,930. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Fiction
A serial novel about the paranormal and dark desires. The story of a cursed young with an intimate view of the Apocalypse. My Babylon weaves elements of urban fantasy, erotic horror, and real-world occult practices, to form a unique personal tale that thrills, terrifies, and even enlightens.
My Babylon - Book Three: Risen
By James L. Wilber
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
A serial novel about the paranormal and dark desires. The story of a cursed young man who has an intimate view of the Apocalypse. My Babylon weaves elements of urban fantasy, erotic horror, and real-world occult practices, to form a unique personal tale that thrills, terrifies, and even enlightens.
My Babylon - Book Two: Rose
By James L. Wilber
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,900. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
A serial novel about the paranormal and dark desires. My Babylon weaves elements of urban fantasy, erotic horror, and real-world occult practices, to form a unique personal tale that thrills, terrifies, and even enlightens. In book two the magus reveals the source of his longing and depths to which he has fallen. Both his strength and his weakness come from a girl named Rose.
Of Little Faith
By James L. Wilber
Price: Free! Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Odin wakes to the call of a dying warrior crying out to be taken to Valhalla. Roused from his centuries of slumber, the All-Father wanders the Earth until he finds gods old and new. Do they have the answers he seeks? How does an ancient god of war find his place in the modern world?
My Babylon - Book One: Body
By James L. Wilber
Price: Free! Words: 22,490. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
A serial novel about the paranormal and dark desires. The story of a cursed young man who has an intimate view of the Apocalypse. My Babylon weaves elements of urban fantasy, erotic horror, and real-world occult practices to form a unique personal tale that thrills, terrifies, and even enlightens.
Matchmaker
By James L. Wilber
Price: Free! Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A Short Story I make people. I make your perfect match, your best friend, your true love. I make them alluring, breathtaking, hard as hell to resist. All the data that goes into a human being, memories, genetics, biochemistry, I collect and process that information. I put it together, mix and match to taste, and spit out the person you're going to fall in love with.

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Smashwords book reviews by James L. Wilber

  • Last Days and Times on Jan. 18, 2010
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    Stephan Loy spins a good yarn in Last Days and Times. I’m normally not into end of the world stuff, but this was recommended by a friend. He creates protagonists that are real people. You can tell he speaks from the heart when he writes them, and it makes you care about them too. Even though this is firmly in the realm of sci-fi/fantasy, the writer comes at it from a place he is intimately familiar with, and thus creates something special. The villain has depth, and is steeped in Christian Mythology (yeah, I know, He hates it when we call it mythology). Since I studied early Christian history at school I found this extremely interesting, and I was impressed by his research. I highly recommend Last Days and Times, and hope to see more from this author soon.
  • Wyldsight: Tales of Primal Fantasy on May 17, 2013
    star star star star star
    A book of stories by the author of Deliria and Mage: The Ascension was high on my list of books to read, and I was not disappointed. Wyldsight contains one prose-poem and five short stories that will delight anyone who loves fairy tales. The author has a real knack for conveying the kind of otherworldliness that makes mythological tales special. It’s almost like being in the author’s dreams. The story I enjoyed the most was Elynne Dragonchild. Admittedly, because it was a new take on one of my favorite themes, the feral child. Ever since reading Kipling and finding case studies of children raised by animals, this subject has always captured my imagination. Mr. Brucato does an excellent job transporting it to a fantasy setting. I also particularly enjoyed the Author’s Notes at the end. The process of writing fascinates me, and you can see through his words how the stories in this book show his development as a writer. If you have a mystical bent, you will not be disappointed by Wyldsight.