I am a writer, martial arts expert, and mystic from Richmond, VA. A martial artist for over twenty-five years, I am the founder and First Elder of Cabal Fang, an initiatory martial art marrying practical self-defense techniques with the wonders of the Western Mystery Tradition. In 2011 I was awarded the rank of Master by the Combat Martial Arts Practitioners Association. On the subject of martial arts I have penned "Cabal Fang: Complete Study Course from Querent to Elder" and the popular pamphlet "Self-Defense for Activists." My fiction works include the novels "Chatters on the Tide," "Ghilan" and "The 14th Mansion," as well as numerous poems, ‘zines, comic books, and short pieces. My short-story “Sign of the Times” appears in the Fall 2012 issue of the Hulltown 360 Literary Journal. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 1983 with a B.A. in English. My wife and I are the proud parents of four children and four grandchildren.