My name is James Van Pelt. When I'm not teaching high school or college English in western Colorado, I am a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer (among other things). My short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Asimov's, Analog, Talebones, Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales and others. I have four books out, including three short story collections, STRANGERS AND BEGGARS, THE LAST OF THE O-FORMS AND OTHER STORIES and my new collection that came out in Sept. '09, THE RADIO MAGICIAN AND OTHER STORIES. My novel, which came out in Oct. '06 is entitled SUMMER OF THE APOCALYPSE.