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Robin Spriggs is the author of Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist, Wondrous Strange: Tales of the Uncanny, Capes & Cowls: Adventures in Wyrd City, The Dracula Poems: A Poetic Encounter with the Lord of Vampires, and nearly 200 short stories and poems that have appeared in a wide variety of publications. In addition to writing, he performs on both stage and screen and serves as a mentor and life coach to a diverse circle of poets, artists, madmen, etc. He is currently at work on no fewer than nine projects, his next book among them.

 

 

Praise for Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist and Robin Spriggs

"...a volume to be read judiciously, the way one sorts through a trunk discovered in a sinister attic. Do so, and you will store up sufficient material for thought, wonder, and reverie to last for years." -Fred Chappell

"...a compelling exhibition of the disquieting and perverse... a masterful occult grimoire for this Brave New World, and perhaps the one after--a dark and bloody, anti-gospel." -Laird Barron

"Scary, outrageous, blackly humorous and wildly entertaining, these prose poems are sharp and wicked as a sorcerer’s dagger." -J. L. Comeau's Tomb of Dark Delights


"I wholeheartedly recommend this little book filled with wonder." -Famous Monsters of Filmland


"[M]ost of these prose poems are self-contained tales that resonate deeply with the inexplicable imagery and otherworldly vistas common to weird fiction's best."
-Grim Reviews

" Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist is a twisted piece of work that evokes the full spectrum of emotions in the reader. Robin Spriggs skillfully leads you along a path that is often not taken – perhaps for good reason, as it is a dangerous one to tread. But there is no need to fear with Mr. Spriggs as your leader. This eloquently written and devilishly charming book surprised me again and again, as I absorbed each poem and contemplated what they meant to me. When I got to the end, I wanted to read it again… and I did." -She Never Slept

"...an author who is serious about stretching the creative boundries of fantastic literature." -Cemetery Dance

"Spriggs's style is filled with elegance, literary wit, and uncanny dread. His work builds to an inescapable climax that eschews the happy endings in the work of lesser fantasists. I enjoy the frisson of his endings immensely." -Michael A. Arnzen

"...a master of the short form... a linguistic acrobat who works without a net." -Harry Shannon

"The book is a rather ingenious little grimoire charting—in fractured, dreamlike form—the trip of a seeker, someone who dives head first into the fevered realms of black magic and beyond, encountering all manner of arcane horror and supernatural phenomena."Fangoria

 

 

Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist - Anomalous Books

Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist Fan Page on Facebook

Robin Spriggs Fan Page on Facebook

House of Nine - Unofficial Fansite for Robin Spriggs

 

 

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