Paul Witcover is the author of the novels Waking BeautyTumbling AfterDracula: AsylumThe Emperor of All ThingsThe Watchman of Eternity, and Lincolnstein. His short fiction is collected in Everland and Other Stories. He was a writer on the online serial novel Tremontaine. He has been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards, and he has served on the jury for the Jackson and Philip K. Dick awards. His book reviews and critical essays have appeared in Realms of FantasyLocusThe New York Review of Science Fiction, and other publications. With Elizabeth Hand, he co-created and co-wrote the DC Comic Anima. Witcover has an MA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York and is a graduate of the Clarion Writing Workshop. He is a recipient of a Hawthornden Fellowship. He is currently the dean of the Online MFA in Genre Fiction at Southern New Hampshire University.