Saturday, December 7, 2019

Fragments of a Thesis Banned for Obscenity

Three new stories have officially been published since last I updated this site. "One Thousand Sleeping Souls Lie Best Unknowing and Distressed" appears in The Man from Dusseldorf: A Tribute to Claus Laufenberg from Snuggly Books, edited by Brendan Connell and available directly from the publisher, as well as from Amazon, et al.



My short story "Naphtha" has been included in In Stefan's House: A Weird Fiction Tribute to Stefan Grabinski, available on the Dunhams Manor Press website.



"The Bastion Overwhelmed", a short piece, has been published by Raphus Press in English and Portuguese along with an allegorical narrative by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel. The book is available from the publisher's website.





Coming soon
"The Immaculate Scrambled Automat" in The Neo-Decadent Cookbook, edited by Brendan Connell for Eibonvale Press.
The Neo-Decadent Manifesto of Occultism from Snuggly Books.
The Acephalic Imperial, a novella which will be released as a standalone publication from Snuggly Books.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dawn of Heresy



Justin Isis has conducted an epic-length Paris Review-style interview with me, which can be found on his website. With the expertise of a master cartographer, he's managed to draw out several of the secret inner workings of my fiction. The interview is preceded by an essay on the possibilities of occult fiction adapted from a lecture I gave a little over a year ago for the official release of Daughters of Apostasy.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

The Axis of the Lodestone

I'm very happy to announce that my novella "The Axis of the Lodestone" will be featured, alongside novellas by Colin Insole and Richard Gavin, in the up-coming Sarob Press anthology Their Dark & Secret Alchemy.


Further details, including pre-order information, can be found at the Sarob Press website. Publication is currently scheduled for April, 2019.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Noctifer Ascending

Psalms of the Magistrate is back from the printer, and it turned out every bit as exquisite as expected. Warm, red pages with black type, luxuriously printed end-papers, fine cloth boards with engraved text—it's unlike any other book I've seen before.







(photos by Dan Ghetu)

The book can be purchased directly from the publisher by sending an inquiry to exoccidente@gmail.com, or pre-ordered from Cold Tonnage in the UK or Ziesing Books in the US.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Psalms of the Magistrate

I am honored and more than pleased to announce that my latest novella, Psalms of the Magistrate, will be released on Mount Abraxas Press within the next week. The book, which promises to be the most exquisite of my works released on this fabulous press yet, will be printed entirely in black ink on thick, red paper.


Psalms of the Magistrate is a hallucinatory novella featuring rites of seduction and deception, stolen keys and cryptographic canticles, the oracular pronouncements of a fetishist and the pernicious kiss of the whip, all of which are inextricably bound by threads of innocence and provocation beneath the devastating shadow of a local deity.

The book can be purchased directly from the publisher by sending an inquiry to exoccidente@gmail.comor pre-ordered from Cold Tonnage in the UK or Ziesing Books in the US. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Flower Dream Sermon




I am honored to announce that my story, "Flower Dream Sermon", is included in the anthology from Egaeus Press, The Book of Flowering.

The book will feature new tales of strangeness, beauty, impermanence, and exfoliation by Mark Valentine, V. H. Leslie, Charles Schneider, Thomas Strømsholt, Timothy J. Jarvis, Mat Joiner, Ron Weighell, Tiffani Angus, John Gale, Reggie Oliver, Sheryl Humphrey, D. P. Watt, Colin Insole, Alison Littlewood, Jonathan Wood, Rebecca Kuder, N. A. Jackson, and myself.

The book is now available to order from the Egaeus Press website.









Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Star of Gnosia

I am elated to announce that The Star of Gnosia, my second offering on Snuggly Books, is now officially released and available for order.


The Star of Gnosia collects five hallucinatory narratives steeped in secrecy and transgression, complex rites and protocols, the delirium of the sleepless wanderer and the obsessions of the savant.

Ceremonial initiations, forgotten sacraments, inexplicable machines, and God-intoxicated exiles are brought together by duplicitous stratagems and infernal revelations in which the gates of the senses are ravaged by fires both sacerdotal and profane.

Contents:
The Imperishable Sacraments 
The Apostatical Ascetic 
A Perilous Ordeal
The Hour of the Minotaur
The Star of Gnosia 

The final story in the book, "The Star of Gnosia", is a fairly long novella that has not been published elsewhere. 

The book is available directly from Snuggly Books, as well as from AmazonBarnes & Noble, et al.