Welcome to the domain of the mindflayer!
Pleased to meet you. I am your friendly, neighbourhood mindflayer! Do not mind my tentacles or mind-control powers. It is my role to help aspiring authors write their books by providing them with ample ink from my squid-like appendages, or sometimes via editing or ghost-writing. You can find out more information about this process over at my Writing Coaching page.
When going to the surface world, I take more human form, and people call me Joseph Sale. Joseph is a prolific novelist and and editor. His first novel, The Darkest Touch, was published by Dark Hall Press in 2014. He is published with The Writing Collective and has authored more than ten novels, including his Black Gate trilogy, and his love-letter to fantasy: Save Game. He grew up in the Lovecraftian seaside town of Bournemouth.
He edits non-fiction and fiction, helping fledgling authors to realise their potential. He has edited some of the best new voices in speculative fiction including Ross Jeffery, Emily Harrison, Christa Wojciechowski, and more. His short fiction has appeared in Tales from the Shadow Booth, edited by Dan Coxon, as well as in Idle Ink, Silver Blade, Fiction Vortex, Nonbinary Review, Edgar Allan Poet and Storgy Magazine. His stories have also appeared in anthologies such as You Are Not Alone (Storgy), Lost Voices (The Writing Collective), Technological Horror (Dark Hall Press), Burnt Fur (Blood Bound Books) and Exit Earth (Storgy). In 2017 he was nominated for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ prize.
He is obsessed with Attack on Titan and Community.
If you love his work, you can support The Mindflayer on Patreon, where he is releasing monthly, exclusive articles on occultism, fantasy, and mythology, and how to harness these powers to improve writing; as well as behind-the-scenes videos.