My name is Sahreth Bowden (Sŏh-reth or Sŭh-reth Bŏw-dĕn), but a lot of people have come to know me as Baphy (Bă-fee) which has been my username for years. I eventually added the 1428 to make it more unique since several people had the same nickname. The number comes from being a horror fan. If you know the reference, you get a gold star.
Anyway, feel free to call me either Sahreth or Baphy.
I’m a multi-genre author who has thus far written Science Fiction, Psychological Horror, and LGBT+ Paranormal Romance. I’m currently getting ready to publish the last book in my Visitor’s Blood Trilogy and am writing on a gritty contemporary fiction and the first book in a dark fantasy series. My focus in writing is not genre, but rather social messages and character struggle. The majority of my work contains sensitive subjects so I offer specific content warnings at the bottom of the book summary.
This site is dedicated to reviewing indie (self-published) books, sharing free indie books, and spotlights for indie authors I highly recommend. I’ll also be posting updates on when I publish new books myself, events I’ll be attending, and giveaways of both mine and others’ work.
If you’d like to hear more about me personally or would like only updates regarding my books, events, etc, please click here to follow sahrethbaphybowden.com (domain pending). If you want to follow indie book reviews, spotlights, free books, and giveaways of other indie authors, follow baphy1428.com. If you’d like both, please follow both. You’ll only get a few duplicate updates by doing so.
I’ve recently partnered with Writer’s Egg Magazine to further distribute my book reviews in order to get these awesome indie authors the attention they deserve.
A little about me…
I was born and raised in a small Arkansas town and now live in a small Arkansas city with my amazing wife of 10 years. I much prefer little country places like this over the bustle of city life. I’m a huge animal lover. My wife and I have 8 rats, 6 cats, 3 dogs, a ball python, a rabbit, and a possum and they are family.
I won’t say I’m a goth, but I will say when you open my closet it looks like you’re staring into a void. I’m addicted to piercings and coffee. My life has been chock full of both physical and mental illness including severe, rare diseases which have nearly claimed my life on multiple occasions as well as Schizoaffective Disorder and PTSD which has made Mental Health Awareness extremely important to me.
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.
If you’d like to help me with my author journey and my mission to assist other indie authors, you can follow this blog (or my personal blog) follow me on social media (@baphy1428), share my content, or even donate or buy/share my books.
So please take a gander at the site. Thank you and have a fantastic day!
~Sahreth ‘Baphy’ Bowden