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#1 Thorn, J., author of The seventh seal.

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Want a story that's rooted in a fundamental aspect of being human?

I believe reading dark fiction can be healing. My overriding mission is to connect with you through my art, and I hope to inspire you to do the same. I'm a word architect and driven visionary. I'm obsessed with heavy metal, horror films and technology. And I admire strong people who are not afraid to speak their mind.

I grew up in an Irish Catholic, working class family and was the first to go to college. I didn't have expensive toys, so I used my own imagination for entertainment. And then I abused alcohol for entertainment. I spent the first thirty years of my life convincing myself I wasn't an addict and the last ten worrying about all the potential threats the substances hid from me.

Anxiety and depression are always hiding in the corner, waiting to jump me when I start to feel happiness.

I had to break through family programming and accept the role of the black sheep. In my 30s I started writing horror and formed a heavy metal band while my family rolled their eyes, sighed and waited for the "phase" to end.

I spent years paralyzing myself with self-loathing and criticism, keeping my creativity smothered and hidden from the rest of the world. I worked a job I hated because that's what Irish Catholic fathers do. They don't express themselves, they pay the damn mortgage. I may have left my guilt and faith behind long ago, but the scars remain.

My creativity is my release, my therapy and my place to work through it all. I haven't had a drink in a long time, but the anxiety and depression are always lurking. Writing novels and songs keeps it at bay. I scream over anxiety with my microphone and I turn my guitar up loud enough to drown out the whispers of self-doubt.

I hope to leave a legacy of art that will continue to entertain and enrich lives long after I'm gone. I want others to see that you don't have to conform to the mainstream to be fulfilled.

Don't be afraid of the dark. Embrace it.
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#1 Thorn, J., author of The seventh seal.

If your book appears on this page, please edit your information to include the author's full name, rather than the surname and first initial only. Your book will then appear on the correct author page. Thank you for your help. (The initial "J" in J. Thorn might stand for John Thorn, ( see that author page), but could also refer to one of the other Thorn authors in LT such as Jeremy, Jon, or Jim Thorn.)

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