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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?

Joseph Sale (The Mindflayer) is the critically acclaimed Amazon best-selling author of more than 30 books, including The Book of Thrice Dead, Virtue’s End, Dark Hilarity, and The Claw of Craving. Bram Stoker Award Finalist Ross Jeffery described Joseph Sale as “a gothic master”.

He has been published by Blood Bound Books, Crystal Lake, The Writing Collective, Nonbinary Review, Dark Hall Press, and Storgy Magazine, and his work has appeared in anthologies such as Tales From The Shadow Booth, Exit Earth, Burnt Fur, and Blood Bank alongside writers such as Richard Thomas and Neil Gaiman. In 2017 he was nominated for The Guardian’s Not The Booker prize.

Despite growing up in the Lovecraftian seaside town of Bournemouth, he now lives in Winchester (in the UK) with his wonderful family, where he obsesses over table-top RPGs, trading card games, book bindery, esoteric Christianity, and anime.

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.

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