Jason Ray Carney teaches literature and creative writing at Christopher Newport University. He has published literary fiction, fantasy, science fiction, horror, and book reviews in several magazines. He has also published scholarship in literary studies on 20th-century literature, pulp fiction, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and other writers who constellated around the famous pulp magazine, Weird Tales. He occasionally teaches seminars on writing genre at the Muse Writing Center in Norfolk, VA. He is a committed dungeon master, video game enthusiast, and homebrewer.