Intrinsic Curiosity for Creativity

Capturing Magic Through A Creative Soul

I’m ex-military, a bit of a techie, a multi-published author and an avid motorcyclist.

My work ranges from Young Adult (the Progeny series) to Urban Fantasy (the Valence of Infinity series) to thrillers such as The Ordeal and White Sands. My short stories have been published in such anthologies as “Past the Patch,” edited by horror author Brian Fatah Steele and “Twice Upon A Time” from Bearded Scribe Press.

I served as the CEO/co-owner of the independent publishing firm, Dark Red Press (2011-2015), as well as editor-in-chief of (and contributor to) the novella anthologies 4POCALYPSE: Four Tales of a Dark Future and 4RCHETYPES: Modern Interpretations of Classic Horror. I also served as editor for numerous short stories by other authors and I love the process as much as the results.

An occasional speaker at writers’ conferences (i.e., DFWCon) and workshops (i.e., Writers’ Guild of Texas), I love to share my knowledge and experience with other writers.

The Wife and I had a successful photography business for almost a decade. For several reasons, I have not been close to it in several years. Now, I know not why, my love of photography is calling me once again. Who am I to deny the call of creativity?

I’ve been married for 20 years to my other half, my perfectly irrepressible Wife, Mona. We have two dogs who think they run the joint, Miso and Mei Mei. I love my life. I well and truly do.


Author, Podcaster, and Photographer, CL Stegall.
Author, Podcaster, and Photographer, CL Stegall.