Gregory A. Wilson is a professor of English at St. John's University in New York City, where he teaches creative writing, fantasy fiction and science fiction, along with various other courses in literature. He is the author of the epic fantasy The Third Sign (Gale - Cengage, 2009), and his second novel, Icarus, was published as a graphic novel by Silence in the Library Publishing last year; his third novel, Grayshade, the first book of The Gray Assassin Trilogy, was published last year by the Ed Greenwood Group, with Book Two (entitled Renegade) in that series due out later this year. He also has short stories in a number of places, most recently the anthologies Heroes (Silence in the Library Publishing, 2015) and Monsters (Silence in the Library Publishing, 2016).
With two-time Hugo finalist John Helfers, he is in the planning stages for a political speculative fiction anthology, with a number of well-known authors already on board. He co-hosts (with Brad Beaulieu) the critically acclaimed Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans (speculatesf.com) which is in its fifth year of production and backed through Patreon. He has written three articles for the SFWA Bulletin, and is a member of the Gen Con Writers' Symposium, the Origins Library and several other author groups on and offline. He is regularly invited to speak on panels, conduct workshops and read from his work at conventions and conferences throughout the country.
Wilson is the author of The Problem in the Middle: Liminal Space and the Court Masque (Clemson University, 2007) and numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of academic subjects. He is also the lead singer and trumpet player for the progressive rock band The Road (thebandtheroad.com), soon to release its third album and follow-up to its critically acclaimed second album Monomyth, a finalist for Best Foreign Record in Progawards 2010. Finally, under the moniker Arvan Eleron, he is the host of a successful Twitch channel focused on story and narrative in gaming.
He lives with his wife Clea, daughter Senavene, and son Calen — both children named at his wife's urging for characters in The Third Sign, for which he believes they have forgiven him — in Riverdale, NY His virtual home is gregoryawilson.com.