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About the Wizard Behind the Cardboard Stage:

My name is Desmond. I started drawing, writing, reading, making music, and wandering around in the woods as a little kid and never stopped.

Despite my utter lack of charisma and my persistent inability to articulate emails that don’t sound like they came from a broken AI, I’ve spent years working successfully with various clients from around the world on art and writing projects. My work has also been selected for online publications such as Penumbric Speculative Fiction Mag, Florida Roots Press, and Cosmic Horror Monthly.

After earning college degrees in English and graphic design, I’ve focused on using creativity to explore the weirdness of the universe, existence, chaos, and magick. Now I’m working on [too many] projects, including my sci-fi novel, a Tarot deck, and an experimental album. I’m also the co-founder and Associate Editor / Designer / Illustrator at Starward Shadows Quarterly eZine.

Memorable Feedback on my Writing:

“The world-building was great! So many cool ideas!”
Raymond, writer and programmer

“I knew you were going to add some kind of horrible twist, but I didn’t think it would be that.”
Ginny, published author

“It made me feel like my soul was going down a drain in the floor of a morgue.”
Erica, published author

Whether you want a weird creative piece that will cause people to drop similar comments to these or a sleek, shiny blog post that will elicit totally different reactions, I’d love to hear more!