Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.

Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.

All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.

Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.

From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.

No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.

There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.

Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.

All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is! 


The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.

13 Black Cats:
Metaphysical Disclaimer, Terms, & Conditions

Metaphysical Disclaimer

Federal, State, and Local laws govern the sales of Metaphysical and Curio Items. In America, in order to buy a Curio Item, the law requires you to be 21 years of age and of a sound mind.

This disclaimer is to be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement of 13 Black Cats, and all provisions of these documents are incorporated by reference into this disclaimer.

Nothing contained on this website or sold by 13 Black Cats, is intended to diagnose physical or psychological conditions, prescribe or perform medical treatment, or interfere or substitute with the treatment of medical or other professionals. No guarantees or warranties are implied or claimed regarding their healing, magical, psychic or health powers, virtues, or whether or not any specific result will be obtained.

The information provided herein, and the items sold on this website, are provided and sold with the understanding that 13 Black Cats does not have the intention of giving medical, psychological, financial, or any other type of professional advice, nor is the information contained on this website or the items sold meant to be a replacement for traditional professional advice and treatment.

The information contained on this website and the items sold may not be suitable for your own personal circumstances, and you are solely responsible for deciding whether any of our information, products or services are suitable for your purposes. Visitors to this website and those who purchase items from 13 Black Cats use this information and the items at their own risk, and 13 Black Cats assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any actions taken by visitors to this website or customers of 13 Black Cats.

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What is a Curio Item?

A Curio Item is any item used for spiritual or religious purposes. This includes Christian Bibles, Catholic Rosaries, Prayer Candles, Holy Water, Hoodoo Oils, Healing Crystals, Spell Casting Kits, etc.

Yes, in America, the law DOES state that you must be 21 years or older to buy, possess, or read the Bible.

Yes, in America, the law DOES state that you must be 21 years or older to buy, possess, or wear a Rosary.

Are these laws enforced? On Christians? Rarely. Why? Who knows. On Pagans? Yes, usually. Why? Uhm, I don't know, people are bigots?

The fact remains, in America, selling, distributing, or giving away for free, religious items to a person under the age of 21 is a federal crime and comes for $25,000 fines and up to 25 years in prison. Sure, Christian Churches get away with handing out Bibles to children every day, but the fact remains they are doing so illegally.

Why are Pagans often arrested and put in jail for distributing religious items while Christian ministers throw Bibles around left and right with not even a slap on the hand? The answer to that question is easy: in every case of a Pagan being arrested for selling religious items to minors, there was ALWAYS a Christian parent, aunt, uncle, teacher, or minister there dialing 911,

Why do Christians never get arrested for distributing religious items to children? Because there are no non-Christian self-righteous enough to take away a person's religious freedom by dialing 911.

Haters gotta hate. By their fruits, ye shall know them. Satan came like a thief in the night, that he may kill, steal, and destroy. Christians may preach "Love thy neighbour" but it's we Pagans who actually practice it. 

And so, while millions of Christian supply shops, exist online with out any disclaimers involving the sale of religious items to under aged shoppers, I'm not willing to be so bold and flaunt such arrogant aversions to obeying the law. American laws state that Religious, Spiritual, & Curio Items can not be sold, distributed, or given away for free to anyone under the age of 21, and so purchasing items off this site, you agree that you are at least 21 years of age.

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