Edward J. McFadden III juggles a full-time career as a university administrator and teacher, with his writing aspirations. His thriller/mystery novel The Black Death of Babylon was released in 2012 from Post Mortem Press, followed by Our Dying Land and Hoaxers. His story “Starwisps” appears in the Fantastic Stories anthology edited by Warren Lapine. He is the author/editor of six published books: Jigsaw Nation, Deconstructing Tolkien: A Fundamental Analysis of The Lord of the Rings, Time Capsule, The Second Coming, Thoughts of Christmas, and The Best of Pirate Writings. He has had more than 50 short stories published in places like Hear Them Roar, CrimeSpree Magazine,Terminal Fright, Cyber-Psycho’s AOD, The And, and The Arizona Literary Review. During the 90’s he was editor/publisher of the semi-prozine Pirate Writings, which later became Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. Ed also briefly edited Cosmic Speculative Fiction. (Secret: See the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for Ed’s full editing history.) He lives on Long Island with his wife Dawn, their daughter Samantha, and their mutt Oli.