Gregory A. Wilson is Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City, where he teaches creative writing and fantasy fiction along with various other courses in literature. His first academic book was published by Clemson University Press in 2007, with a second edition in 2019; on the creative side, he has won an award for a national playwriting contest, and his first novel, a work of fantasy entitled The Third Sign, was published by Gale Cengage in the summer of 2009. His second novel, Icarus, was published in 2020 as two graphic novels, Icarus and Jellinek, by Atthis Arts. His D&D 5E adventure and sourcebook, Tales and Tomes from the Forbidden Library, was also published in 2020, by Alligator Alley Entertainment. He has short stories out in a number of anthologies, including Time Traveled Tales from Silence in the Library, When The Villain Comes Home, edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, and Triumph Over Tragedy, alongside authors like Robert Silverberg and Marion Zimmer Bradley, and he has had three articles published in the SFWA Bulletin.
He is a regular panelist at conferences across the country and is co-coordinator of the Origins Library and long-time member of the Gen Con Writers’ Symposium, Codex, and several other author groups on and offline. On other related fronts, he did character work and flavor text for the hit fantasy card game Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, and along with fellow speculative fiction author Mike Underwood is the co-host of the long-running and critically-acclaimed show Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans, now an actual play podcast which features tabletop role-playing games with professionals from the speculative fiction field. He also hosts a highly successful Twitch TV channel under the moniker Arvan Eleron, focusing on story and narrative and featuring a number of tabletop role-playing campaigns, several of them sponsored. He lives with his wife Clea, daughter Senavene, and son Calen–both children named at his wife’s urging for characters in The Third Sign, for which he seems to have been forgiven–in Riverdale, NY.