Autonomy and integrity were central to the idea of establishing Hekate Publishing. The healthy development of this company as both a personal mythologic mission and as an ethical business depends on being able to maintain these two important factors. With this in mind, we want to work with writers in a mutually beneficial way rather than the traditionally accepted master/slave dynamic.

We decided we wanted to work with writers who are trying to maintain their autonomy as much as is humanly possible in the present age. And, of course, the mavericks...those who want to self-publish and yet never stepped foot inside a creative writing classroom.


A. F. Knott

Born and raised in and around New York City and has worked in the offshore oil industry, as a cyclotron engineer, a horse race handicapper, lunch deliverer and physician,  His author-self took second place while raising a family until leaving the US at the end of 2014, when he committed himself to writing full time. He is currently working on a third novel, a book of non-fiction and reading. His personal website is here.