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 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 Morpheus Tales, The Future Fire, Terraform, Thaumatrope, 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.

Daniel Marcus is the author of the novels Burn Rate and A Crack in Everything (Apodis Publishing), as well as the short story collection Binding Energy (Elastic Press) and e-book Echo Beach (Cherrylog Press). He has published short stories in both literary and genre magazines, including Witness, Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Science Fiction Age, ZYZZYVA, and Fantasy and Science Fiction, and his nonfiction has appeared in Wired, Boing-Boing, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has taught at the U.C. Berkeley Extension and San Francisco's Writing Parlor. He holds a BA from Hampshire College and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

David Rice is the author of the novel A Room in Dodge City (Alternating Current Press). His short fiction has appeared in Black Clock, The Rumpus, Hobart, and the New Haven Review, and his book reviews and essays have appeared in The Believer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, and Salon. He has taught at Harvard University, Brownstone Tutors, and Smith Street Workshop. He holds a BA from Harvard University.

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.