Jason Heller is the author of the novel Taft 2012 (Quirk 2012), the Goosebumps book Slappy's Revenge (Scholastic forthcoming), and the essay "Music for Time Travelers" from the anthology The Time Traveler's Almanac (Tor 2014). He's the former nonfiction editor of Clarkesworld and won a Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine as part of that editing team in 2013. His short stories have appeared in Apex Magazine, Farrago's Wainscot, Sybil's Garage, and others; and his fiction is forthcoming in the anthologies Nightmares Unhinged (Hex Publishing) and Swords v. Cthulhu (Stone Skin Press). He is a 2009 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and he's a frequent reviewer and/or columnist for NPR, Clarkesworld, and The Onion A.V. Club (where he's also a senior writer and former editor). His nonfiction has also appeared in Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and Tor.com.

Jason lives in Denver with his wife, Angie, and plays in various punk bands.