Jason Ray Carney, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in Popular Literature in the Department of English at Christopher Newport University. He is the author of the academic monograph, Weird Tales of Modernity: The Ephemerality of the Ordinary in the Stories of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and H.P. Lovecraft. He is also the author of a sword and sorcery anthology, Rakefire and Other Stories. He edits Whetstone: Amateur Magazine of Sword and Sorcery and Witch House: Amateur Magazine of Cosmic Horror, and is the owner of Spiral Tower Press.