I’m Shane, a trans man (he/him) wordsmith and artist.
A lot of what I write is best described as LGBTQ+ urban fantasy/speculative fiction, horror, and memoir that is often weird and unconventional. Most of my stories include romantic or light erotic sub-plots with a heavy focus on character development and voice. I’ve also been known to dabble in Gothic fiction. I’ve been a writer since I learned my ABC’s 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, 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. It’s my hope that my deep love for writing will shine through in my books.
Follow your dreams no matter how many people try to discourage you. You have them for a reason — they’re important!