Jon Kaneko-James started his writing career in Esoteric non-fiction with a deep interest in ‘Christian’ Kabbalah and the Western Initiatory Esoteric System. He’s written articles about everything from astrology in Tarot, to piety in Elizabethan occultism and books bound in human skin, to name but a few. His deep love of the urban fantasy genre probably comes from reading books about magic while riding on the Docklands Light Railway: once you’ve glided through the futuristic neons of Canary Wharf you can’t help start but wondering if all those financiers would sell their souls if they thought it would solve a financial crisis.
He was born and grew up in Wales, moving to London in his twenties, where he immediately realised that a lot of the people who run the country and produce it’s mainstream media think that the term ‘British Isles’ refers to everything within the M25, plus the Isle of Dogs. This revelation became even more pronounced when he realised that the only urban fantasy he could find that went outside London for any length of time was Russian (Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden makes occasional trips to Edinburgh, but only on flying visits,) and decided that there was room for a series of stories that took the reader to all the strange and sacred places of Britain, all the holy sites and blessed isles. Room for a bit of Streetlight Magic.
The Sleepless Man is his first self-published fiction work.
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Streetlight Magic: The Sleepless Man
by Jon Kaneko-James
The Sleepless Man is the first story in the Streetlight Magic series: Ed Quill, a government contractor in cases of the supernatural, gets called to a man who hasn’t been sleeping. In fact if he sleeps, he’ll die. The only clue about why is a jacket made from still living seal-skin. Suddenly, Ed and his friend Max find themselves hip deep in a twenty year old tale of rape and imprisonment.
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