Who is L. M. Warren, besides a Latino revolutionary and anti-establishment writer who wants to change the world? Are all the urban legends you’ve heard about him true? Fake news?
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Urban Legends About L.M. Warren
- L.M. Warren is a freelance writer, humorist, novelist and prophet. – TRUE
- The author was originally born in Los Angeles, California before moving to Texas, right in the dreadful “tornado alley.” – PARTIALLY TRUE
- Actually, he now resides somewhere in the Carolinas, believe it or not. – TRUE
- During his youth, he studied Journalism, Religion and Law rather than cavorting about with his playmates. – TRUE
- That wasn’t much fun, was it? – DEBATABLE
- Warren used to be a minister / holy man but abandoned his faith to write fiction. – LIKELY, BUT CAN WE PROVE IT?
- Warren’s sermons in church were very violent and disturbing. They didn’t go over very well to a mostly Christian audience. – UNKNOWN
- His books are best described as “tragic parodies” in that they combine comedy, drama, social satire and horror. – TRUE
- He is also known as Late Mitchell Warren and Mitchell Warren – TRUE
- He will ignore you if you call him “Hey Mitchell Warren!” – DOUBTFUL
- L. M. Warren is a pen name – TRUE
- His real name is Mahershalalhashbaz Warrenski – FALSE
- He is a Latino-American…and constantly reminds people of this. – POSSIBLY TRUE
- What’s up with Warren being a Latino Author? Glad you asked because he certainly wrote about it!
- He is a vegetarian and constantly reminds people of this. – EXAGGERATED HALF-TRUTH
- He is a failed vegan. – VERY LIKELY TRUE
- His story Real Estate in Deltosa was published in Chimeraworld #6 – TRUE
- In addition to his other novels, he also wrote a bunch of
crapinteresting nonfiction books for FabJob.com, as Goodreads reports – TRUE
- He wrote something about female condoms – FALSE, there is another Mitchell Warren who writes articles for The Huffington Post, wrong guy!
- His articles at Subversify.com have gone viral several times, including stories on Planet X / Nibiru, Christine Chubbuck, the Death Penalty, Freedom of Religion, and some weird expose about the movie Milo & Otis. – TRUE
- He occasionally writes short stories like Unsolicited Submission, Crumpled Flowers and God Lives in a Car Lot. – TRUE
- He sometimes dabbles into film / television / book / play criticism including reviews of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, SOAP, Seinfeld, The Hogs of Cold Harbor, The Icelandic Accord, The Larry Sanders Show and other films. – TRUE, I GUESS?
- He occasionally writes travel articles…but these experiences never go very well. For example, he was recently banned from Snaggy Mountain after reading a three-hour long Chicken Parable to poor Jared – UNKNOWN
- He likes to write funny stuff occasionally, like crazy shit about Skeletor, Death, Exorcism, and Talking to Animals. – TRUE
- He answers dumb questions on Quora Q&A and Reddit Profile – POSSIBLY TRUE, WHO KNOWS?
- He occasionally dances on cam via Chaturbate – FALSE
- He really likes urban legends apparently. – DEFINITELY
Writing “The End of the Magical Kingdom” has been a strange and eye-opening journey into the real world – a world I have always feared, grieved for, and never quite fit into. It is my hope that with this series, we can all begin to speak each other’s language once again and find our lost souls. Love can be stronger than hate and Happily Ever Afters are always possible, even in the darkest of hours.
I have a few people to thank for all their hard work in helping me realize my vision.
Sebastian Sabo, a wonderful artist who created the tri-colored book covers and character concepts.
Dahnell, Antonio and Benjamin Davi for their excellent 2D cartoon interpretations of our main characters.
Rob Donovan (aka snikt5) for his assistance with the Map of Cadabra.
Karla Fetrow (The Icelandic Accord) and Richard Fulgham (The Hogs of Cold Harbor) for being my most loyal supporters, even in those days when I questioned whether or not I could write for a living. Their support of my early books convinced me to give it a try and abandon the cubicle nightmare for the far more fulfilling life of a hippie artist. They are not just my friends, but arguably the two best writers alive on the planet today. Their high intellect and appreciation of deep literature make their praise for my work a special honor. I’ll never forget the first time I met Richard. He made a public post at Writers.net (a very hostile environment full of ultra-competitive writers) saying that he just read Attempted Rapture and that he considered it “great literature.” At that point in time, I had no idea if I was a “serious writer” or a hack. His out-of-nowhere praise gave me the motivation to believe in myself and pursue my one true passion in life. It just goes to show you, you never know when your kind words will change someone’s life. Karla has been my friend, confidant and writing partner for over 10 years. We have told so many stories together and have learned so much from each other. My muse, my psychic partner. We will be forever linked.
My parents for encouraging me to follow my dream. They gave me everything and asked nothing in return. I never had a mentor or a teacher that “changed my life.” No professional writer ever offered to help me, nor did any pastor or minister take an interest in grooming me for public speaking. I have always been self-taught. I had no choice but to be a lone wolf. My teachers were books, movies and a hard drive of thousands of short stories I never published, but which helped me define my view of the world. But I do owe so much to my parents for giving me the opportunity to learn my craft at a leisurely pace and also help develop my writing voice thanks to their creativity, their strong faith, and their powerful words.
My wife for always being my best friend and inspiration.
Actor Vanessa Verduga (Justice Woman) and writer Jennifer Lawson-Perez (Save Me Salvador) for reminding me to be a proud Latino, to develop thicker skin, and to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit. If I don’t believe in myself, who else will?
Nick Upperman for being my best guy friend and my first and biggest fan.
Want to buy Warren a drink for his charms? In exchange, you can sit back and read 20 years worth of pathos and delusion as Mitchell Warren shares his Author Interviews from 2003 up until the present day. You’ve been warned…his interviews get progressively weirder.
The Dirges Behind the Magic
Songs that inspired L. M. Warren’s tragic parody, “The End of the Magical Kingdom.” Comedy, fantasy, tragedy & psychological horror for the outcasts of society. Eclectic mix of mood songs, celebrating bipolar depression, fits of mania, sexual impulsiveness, funny nihilism & the horrid poetry of war.
Confused? You might be after tuning into the latest episode of The End of the Magical Kingdom. If you have questions, L. M Warren has answers. Contact him by email or through his online social networks. You can also read what author and Alaskan activist Karla Fetrow has to say about Warren’s distinctive style of mindbending writing and fairy tale satire on those respective pages.