Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort

Patrick “Bahumat” Rochefort is a professional technical writer and occupational health and safety professional. In his scant spare time, he takes breaks from writing training programs to write speculative fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. Anthropomorphic characters are occasionally the subjects of his fiction. He finds his work inspired by grotesque and beautiful questions of “What if?”, and writes about the futures he hopes his children will live to see, or about the futures he hopes they’ll never have to witness. He writes erotic fiction centered around happily flawed people and their happily flawed hearts. As a professional technical writer, he bristles at the “Genre Ghetto” expectation of good work being underpaid or unpaid; and advocates on behalf of fellow authors for fair, industry-standard pay.

He writes under multiple pseudonyms, based on genre. You’ll find his work published via and in Heat, as well as whatever conbooks are accepting submissions at the time.

Patrick Rochefort finds tremendous inspiration drawn from modern “hard” science-fiction authors, like Peter Watts, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Cory Doctorow, and other fearlessly bleak writers unafraid to make characters suffer for the sake of a good story. He’s known to demolish the hopes and dreams of fellow would-be writers through seminars and panels on the realities of publication and writing for a living. It keeps the competition down, and besides, to steal from his literary hero, Peter Watts: “Anyone who can be discouraged from writing, should be.”

He can be followed on Twitter as @LordBahumat.