Christopher M. Cevasco ("Chris") is an author whose fiction has appeared in Shades of Blue and Gray (Berman, ed.), Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages (Berman, ed.), A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (Lundberg, ed.), The Book of Tentacles (Virtes and Cox, eds.), Magic and Mechanica (Santa, ed.), Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, The Leading Edge, Allen K's Inhuman, The Lovecraft eZine, Twilight Tales, Lovecraft's Weird Mysteries, and The Horror Express, among other venues. His story "Eventide" was long-listed for the Historical Novel Society's HNSLondon14 Short Story Award. His poetry has been featured in Star*Line, and his short poem "Four Haiku Poems on Artificial Intelligence" was longlisted for the 2009 Rhysling.
Chris is a 2006 Clarion graduate (the last class at East Lansing, MI) and a 2007 Taos Toolbox graduate. He is a former member of the NYC-based Tabula Rasa writers group and a current member of the Written in Blood writers group. Among the several novel-critiquing workshops/retreats that evolved out of Blue Heaven, Chris attended Wellspring in 2012 and Coastal Heaven in 2013 and is organizing the 2015 Starry Coast workshop on the Isle of Palms near Charleston, SC.
He was the editor/publisher of Paradox: The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction from 2003 through 2009. The 2008 WSFA Small Press Award went to both Chris as editor and to Tom Doyle for Tom's story, "The Wizard of Macatawa" in Paradox #11. Stories appearing in the biannual magazine were twice finalists for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, appeared on several reviewers' Best-of-Year lists, and garnered dozens of honorable mentions in Best-of-Year anthologies.
Chris is seeking representation for a recently completed novel of English resistance and rebellion in the years immediately following the Norman Conquest as well as for a historical thriller about Lady Godiva. Currently hard at work on a novel of murder and political intrigue in 10th-century England, he writes in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he lives with his wife and two young children.