Photo by Nibedita Sen

Photo by Nibedita Sen


WELCOME to my journey!



I create! I was born with a book in my hand and have been writing seriously for the past decade. My pen has taught me a lot about life, craft, and passion.

Father & Husband

To me, family is everything. I am lucky to share this journey with my loving partner, Johanna, and our two sons. They definitely keep me at my best!



In medical school I discovered that my love for stories, perspective, and the core of humanity fit perfectly with the field of psychiatry. I am committed to improving the stigma of mental health in our society.


"Afiya's Song" now available in

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction


"Afiya's Song" by Justin C. Key is set in the American South during the time of slavery. A young slave has the ability to heal wounds, physical and psychological, with her singing. Eventually she is able to inspire an uprising, but only at a terrible cost. This is a powerful fantasy with elements of alternate history.

-Victoria Silverwolf