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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, writing coaching, publisher-standard formatting, cover design, and more. Several titles I have edited have gone on to be nominated for major awards, including the Bram Stoker. You can find out more information about this process over at my Writing Coaching page.

Who is The Mindflayer?

When going to the surface world, I take more human form as Joseph Sale.

Joseph Sale is a prolific author and editor of dark fantasy, epic poetry, and occult literature, having released more than twenty books, including love letter to heavy metal and portal fantasy Dark Hilarity. He grew up in the Lovecraftian seaside town of Bournemouth. His short work has appeared in anthologies such as Blood Bound Book's Burnt Fur, Tales From The Shadow Booth (edited by Dan Coxon), Storgy's Exit Earth, and many more alongside writers such as Neil Gaiman and Richard Thomas.

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, Tice Cin, and more.

His non-fiction has been published by Kendall Reviews, GameSpew, and Let's Get Published. He is an affiliate member of Let's Get Published, where he runs classes on the craft of writing.

In 2017 he was nominated for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ prize for his mind-bending horror-fantasy Nekyia. 

He is obsessed with Attack on Titan and Community.

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