As I’m sure most have guessed, Baphy is just a nickname. Baphy1428 is my username pretty much everywhere you go online. It’s short for ‘Baphomet,’ which is relevant since I’m an Atheistic Satanist. I have a strong COEXIST mindset, meaning I believe all spiritual beliefs are valid so long as they offer others the same basic respect. It’s ridiculous to me the amount of hate people have over religion. Some of my closest friends are devout Christians and Pagans/Heathens and I see no reason why everyone else can’t get along as well as we do. If the world wouldn’t let this divide us so terribly, it would be a much better place to live.
The number comes from being a horror fan. If you know the reference, you get a cookie.
Anyway, my real name is Sahreth Abaddon Bowden. I was born and raised in Arkansas and live with my beautiful wife of 10 years, who is also a writer though our styles/genres are quite different. We have many children, including cats, rats, dogs, a ball python, and a possum. We’re both nature lovers and probably spend way too much time together.
Let’s see…basic bitch of metal, rat breeder, ambivert, hobby reborn doll & trash artist, doll & taxidermy collector, thrift shop enthusiast, photoshop & photography hobbyist, pansexual, casual goth…
I’m diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder (basically Schizophrenia and Major Depressive Disorder combined) and PTSD. Mental Health Awareness is extremely important to me so you’ll often see me talking about it in general and regarding my own personal struggle. I advocate for mental health in order to erase the numerous negative and false stigmas regarding psychiatric illness and care. Hallucinatory Tribulation Vol. 1 is a collection of short psychological horror stories based on my experiences as a psychiatry patient. You can hear more about my experiences with mental health on my YouTube Channel.
I’ve been disabled all my life. My illnesses began with the diagnosis of Aplastic Anemia when I was 7, following with Hepato-Pulmonary Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia, Avascular Necrosis, and then the genetic disorder thought to have caused all of it: Dyskeratosis Congenita. These have caused a plethora of issues including lung failure that almost killed me, hip replacements, liver transplant, blindness in one eye, inability to run or handle extended periods of standing or exercise, and of course the countless medications, blood transfusions, biopsies, aspirations, and so on. I was always made to feel my health defined me and have only recently been able to begin breaking away and embracing what truly makes me, me.
I’m somehow still around (mostly due to my incredibly supportive and patient wife) and still working to achieve my dream of becoming a best-selling author. My debut novel, Visitor’s Blood, book one in its series, is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble absolutely free. The sequel Borrowed Loyalty is on sale and I am working on book 3. To Hell and Back for You was published Pride Month 2019 and I have plans to write many more LGBT paranormal romances. My current projects (in addition to finishing the Visitor’s Blood Series) are a psychological horror novel, a gritty realistic fiction about abuse & survival, and a science fantasy series following an intersex main character.
As you can see, I write in multiple genres, but I tend to focus on social fiction (stories based around socio-political issues), mental illness, and darker subject matter. My focus is on character experiences and interactions. You can find all my books, free previews, where to buy, reviews, and more in the books tab.
This site as well as my social media pages are dedicated to promoting indie authors through book reviews, adverts for free books, giveaways, author spotlights, my highly recommended reads/authors, and more to bring great content and deals to readers.
So please take a gander at the site. Thank you and have a fantastic day!
~Sahreth ‘Baphy’ Bowden