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, and was a Silver Medalist in the 2021 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for Graphic Novel. His third novel, Grayshade, was published in 2022 by Atthis Arts and is a finalist in the 2023 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy; the sequel, Renegade, will be published in the summer of 2023. His D&D 5E adventure and sourcebook, Tales and Tomes from the Forbidden Library, was also published in 2020, by Alligator Alley Entertainment; it is now a Best Electrum Seller at DriveThruRPG. He has short stories out in a number of anthologies, including the 2023 Midwest Book Awards Finalist Rogue Artists from Atthis Arts, 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 Gen Con Writers’ Symposium; he is a member of SFWA, Codex, and several other author groups on and offline. On other related fronts, he is the lead writer for the video game Chosen Heart, currently in development, did character work and flavor text for the hit fantasy card game Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, and along with fellow speculative fiction authors Mike Underwood and Brandon O’Brien is the co-host of the long-running and critically-acclaimed show Speculate!, 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 a two hundred year old home, built by a sea captain, in Bridgeport, CT.