Faculty Bios

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J.S. Breukelaar is the author of the novels American Monster (Lazy Fascist Press), Aletheia (Crystal Lake Publishing), and the short-story collection War Wounds (Omnium Gatherum, forthcoming). Her short fiction has appeared in Fantasy Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, Juked, and Opium magazine, and included in several anthologie including Women Writing the Weird II: Dreadful Daughters (Dog Horn Publishing). She regularly contributes nonfiction to Pop Matters, Vol. 1: Brooklyn, Gamut magazine, and The Nervous Breakdown, and worked as a staff writer for Premium Movie Partnership at Showtime Australia. She has taught at the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, and the University of Western Sydney. She holds a BA from the University of Canterbury, a graduate diploma in creative writing from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Ph.D in writing and film studies from the University of New South Wales.

Jennifer Marie Brissett is the author of the novel Elysium (Aqueduct Press), winner of the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation. Her short fiction has appeared in Fantastic Stories, Morpheus Tales, The Future Fire, FIYAH Magazine, Terraform, Thaumatrope, Uncanny Magazine, and Halfway Down The Stairs, and she has contributed to the anthology, Warrior Wisewoman 2 (Norilana Books). She holds a BS from Boston University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.

Carolyn MacCullough is the author of the young adult novels, Falling Through Darkness (Roaring Book Press), one of the New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age, Stealing Henry (Roaring Brook Press), Once a Witch (Graphia), Always a Witch (Graphia), and Drawing the Ocean. She also teaches at the New School. She holds a BA from Grinnell College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.

Robert Repino is the author of the novels Mort(e), (named one of iO9's Very Best Science Fiction and Fantasy novels of the year), Culdesac, and D'Arc (all Soho Press), all part of the "War With No Name" series. He is also the author of the novella Leap High Yahoo (Kindle Singles) and has published short fiction in Literary Review, Coachella Review, Wild Violet, Juked Nickel Steak, Knee Jerk, Night Train, Hobart, Ghoti, Furnace Review, and Word Riot. He has served as an editor with the Oxford University Press and is a regular contributor to Tor.com. He holds a BA from St. Joseph’s University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College.

Michaela Roessner is the author of novels The Stars Compel, The Stars Dispose, Vanishing Point (Tor Books) and Walkabout Woman. She has published short fiction in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, OMNI Magazine, Strange Plasma, Room Magazineand various anthologies, including Conqueror Fantastic, Intersectionsand Full Spectrum2. She has taught at the Clarion Writers’ Workshop at Michigan State University and Western State Colorado University of Colorado. She holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA in Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine/Stonecoast Creative Writing program.

Paul Witcover is the author of the novels The Emperor of All Things (Bantam Press), Dracula: Asylum  (Dark Horse), Tumbling After (HarperCollins), and Waking Beauty (HarperCollins), and the short story collection Everland and Other Stories (PS Publishing). He has published short fiction and essays in SciFiction, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Twilight Zone, Night Cry, The Further Adventures of the Joker (Bantam Books), The Adventures of Superman (Bantam Books), Locus, Realms of Fantasy, Science Fiction Eye, and The New York Review of Science Fiction. He served as an editor for iPublish, a line of science fiction/fantasy books for Time Warner Books. He holds a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MA in Creative Writing and English from the City College of New York.