I'm Barrington Zane, the creator and author of the "Khalan & Jane" series. The series was originally intended to be a comic book series, hence the mixing of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror/Dark Fantasy genres, but I struggled with writing in the comic book script format, so the "Khalan & Jane" series became a novel, short story and novella series of books instead!
"Khalan & Jane: Arrival at Ahalla" was hugely influenced, both by superhero comics and by "The Lord of the Rings", the latter which I was and still am a big fan of and it was because of Tolkien's Middle-earth that I created Ahalla, Alasa and the other worlds of the novel and series, though this was also influenced by the worlds and other dimensions of the superhero comics. As well as comics and some novels, films and TV shows were another influence, with TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Star Trek and Smallville, the latter in particular that came to shape my characters and the world(s) they occupied.
As well as writing stories, I also like reading them and I'm a huge fan of the stories of Raymond Chandler and Wilkie Collins. Though my own stories are Sci-Fi and Fantasy influenced, as a reader I have a liking for detective stories!