Welcome to Magic Pencil Productions. My name is Dan Lambert. I am a writer and educator. I teach English at Pasadena City College and East Los Angeles College. I am working on two dark fantasy novels. My fiction, articles, and poems appear in such publications as Easy Reader, Torrance People, Other Worlds,Wrapped In Plastic, The Gamer, Games Unplugged, and Autoduel Quarterly. My poetry also appears in the anthologies Faces of Love, Tales on the Twisted Side, and The Manuscripter Volume II. My work for The Write Stuff!, the newsletter of The Southwest Manuscripters writers club, has earned me the title of senior editor.
The Alternate Bio (believe at your own risk)... "Dan Lambert" is the pseudonym for Alastair "Reggie" Trevor-St. Clair, the Australian-born U.F.O. editor for Looking Glass Weekly, the popular daily newspaper of bizarre and unexplained events. St. Clair is perhaps best-known as the author of "Bill Clinton Clone Found in Martian Canal," the feature article that won the prestigious 1995 Microscope Award for excellence in tabloid journalism.
St. Clair was born in Brisbane on August 23, 1946 to Malcolm Trevor-St. Clair (the renowned Australian World War II flying ace and inventor of the steam-powered helicopter) and his mistress, Winnetka "Winnie" Michaelson (the first known post-operative transexual to give birth to a living child). While accompanying his father on a top-secret intelligence-gathering trek into the Outback, little Reggie was lost and presumed dead. He was lovingly raised to manhood by the Bonos, a little-known Aboriginal tribe whose religious belief system is rooted in 1960's American pop culture. After a well-publicized trial in which St. Clair's parents were falsely accused of killing their son, Reggie was returned to their loving arms on his eighteenth birthday.
St. Clair is currently working on his next book project: Nagahide Dreams, an exhaustive history of Balinese "sexploitation" cinema. When not writing, he enjoys fishing, whittling, scuba diving, garbage-can lid collecting, and single-elimination "double-blind" tournament crocodile-wrestling. He lives in the Topanga Canyon region of Southern California with twelve shorthair cats, over 1500 collectible garbage can lids, and Bruno, his triple-amputee manservant.