about me

I’m a speculative author and ravenous inkdrinker with a sweet tooth for rock’n’roll witchcraft horror fantasy. I love loud music, brutal fiction, dancing like a fiend, and living life like a late-night punk rock picture show.

I was born in Philly and grew up in some fun and not-so-fun parts of South Jersey, and survived high school behind a protective wall of Clive Barker and Stephen King. I worked in one of the nation’s oldest occult shops for a while, ran a small-biz/underground fashion site for another while, and attended Clarion West in 2007. I’m now a member of NYC-based writing group Altered Fluid and living in Queens amid a clamor of doom metal noodling and four cats.

Other cherished diversions: old movies that have Barbara Stanwyck and Greta Garbo in them, trying to master the moves of tribal fusion bellydancing while ingrained with the habits of tri-state rivet stomping and old Madonna videos, savoring morsels of strange media recovered from VHS relics, conducting vegetarian recipe improv, thrift shopping, feline companionship, perfect mixtape sequences, randomly wandering the sparkling deco puzzlebox of Manhattan, utter nonsense, endless caffeine, and taking my notebook everywhere through it all.