I’m Shane, a trans man (he/him) wordsmith and artist.
A lot of what I write is best described as LGBTQ+ urban fantasy, horror, and dreampunk. I’ve been a writer since I was 7 years old as well as a compulsive doodler. If I ever find myself not creating, I feel incomplete.
I have a passion and love for philosophy, dreams, demonology and religious lore, metaphysics, ghosts, and the afterlife. I also grew up loving everything to do with horror. I used to read Shivers, Goosebumps, and Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark until I memorized them. Now, I’ve found a love for Mark Twain’s darker works, Edgar Alan Poe, Marquis de Sade, V.C. Andrews, Anne Rice, and Charles Baudelaire.
Writing has saved my life. Without it, I wouldn’t be here today, nor would I have grown to understand and find a love for my head family — my alters and spirit guides — who often find their way into my work. As a survivor of trauma, and as someone who lives with multiple mental health diagnoses, I want to show that no matter how broken you may think you are, you deserve to be a hero too.
Follow your dreams no matter how many people try to discourage you. You have them for a reason — they’re important!