Gregory A. Wilson is a professor of English at St. John's University in New York City, where he teaches creative writing, speculative fiction, and other courses in literature. He is the author of the epic fantasy The Third Sign (Gale-Cengage, 2009); the dark fantasy Grayshade (The Ed Greenwood Group, 2017), first book of the Gray Assassin trilogy; and the graphic novels Icarus and Jellinek (Atthis Arts, forthcoming 2020). His first RPG adventure, Tales and Tomes from the Forbidden Library, was published by Alligator Alley Entertainment earlier this year, and the second edition of his academic book, The Problem in the Middle: Liminal Space and the Court Masque, was published last year by Clemson University Press. He also has a number of published short stories in various anthologies.
He co-hosts the critically acclaimed Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans (speculatesf.com), an actual play podcast in its 10th year of production. He is a member of the Gen Con Writers' Symposium and co-coordinator of the Origins Library, and is regularly invited to present work at national and international conventions.
Wilson is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of academic subjects. He is also the lead singer and trumpet player for the progressive rock band The Road (thebandtheroad.com), which recently released its third album, Five Years Later. Finally, under the moniker Arvan Eleron, he hosts a successful Twitch channel focused on story and narrative, with many ongoing TTRPG campaigns, featuring authors from Amal El-Mohtar to Cat Rambo to Carlos Hernandez (whom he first met at Readercon!) as regular players.
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 believes they have forgiven him—in Riverdale, NY. His virtual home is gregoryawilson.com.