Robin Spriggs is the author of Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist, Wondrous Strange: Tales of the Uncanny, Capes & Cowls: Adventures in Wyrd City, The Dracula Poems, and nearly 200 short stories and poems that have appeared in a wide variety of publications. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Price, Rhysling Award, Bram Stoker Award, and received honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
In one of his many other current lives, Spriggs is an actor. Though his credits on the professional stage include Hamlet, Romeo, and a surfeit of other classic heroes, his on-screen roles (as evidenced in such films as Sinkhole, Double Threat, and I'll Fly Away) have proved considerably less savory. Protean to a fault, Spriggs has also appeared as the Joker in Time-Warner's live-action Batman Stunt Spectacular and as George Jetson in the official kickoff of Cable TV's Cartoon Network. He recently appeared as Chris "Ammo" Amante on USA Network's Necessary Roughness.
Further displaying his teeming inner multitudes,* Spriggs has worked as a stuntman, taught drama, directed for the stage, told fortunes, interpreted dreams, removed curses, channeled interdimensional beings, and stood sentinel as resident bodyguard in a "lingerie modeling studio." As Lux Purpurea of the House of Nine (for which this site is named), he serves as host and adviser to a diverse circle of poets, artists, madmen, etc.
Those interested in taking a deeper gander into the ongoing performance-art piece known as Robin Spriggs are hereby escorted to the Parlor.
*"Legion, for [he is] many."
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DISCLAIMER: Though this site exists with the permission of Robin Spriggs, in whose name it was established, it should by no means be considered his official on-line presence. All blame, criticism, and praise for its existence and contents should be directed at yours truly, Amarantha Pharr, a proud member of the "real-world" House of Nine and a great admirer of its aforementioned founder. In short, all materials herein, unless otherwise noted, are © 2001 - 2011 Amarantha Pharr, and may not be reproduced without permission. All rights reserved.