Warren Rochelle lives and writes in Charlottesville, VA. He retired from the University of Mary Washington in 2020, after 20 years of teaching English. He earned a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977, followed by an MS in library science at Columbia University in 1978. After eleven years as a school librarian, he returned to school to earn his MFA in 1991, followed by his PhD in 1997, both from UNC Greensboro. He has published several articles on rhetoric and literature in Emergency Librarian, Extrapolation, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Foundation, SFRA Review, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Paradoxa, and the North Carolina Literary Review. His short fiction and poetry are published in several journal and anthologies, including Icarus, Collective Fallout, Aboriginal Science Fiction, Forbidden Lines, Crucible, The Charlotte Poetry Review, GW Magazine, the Asheville Poetry Review, The Silver Gryphon, the North Carolina Literary Review, Empty Oaks. Romance and Beyond, Once Upon A Green Rose, Fae Wings and Hidden Things, Quantum Fairy Tales, Innovation, and Migration. A critical book on the fiction of Ursula Le Guin, Communities of the Heart: the Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, was published by Liverpool University Press in 2001. Golden Gryphon Press published his first novel, The Wild Boy, also in 2001, and his second novel, Harvest of Changelings, in 2007. His third novel, The Called, the sequel to Harvest, was published in 2010. His fourth novel The Werewolf and His Boy, was published by Samhain Publishing in 2016, and re-released by JMS Books in 2020. The Wicked Stepbrother and Other Stories and To Bring Him Home and Other Tales, were published by JMS Books in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
“It is delicious to read Warren Rochelle’s compelling new fantasy . . .Rochelle’s writing is trong and sure, and his maturity makes for a compelling continuation to his story of the intersection of the world of Faerie with the Piedmont South.”
— Jim Grimsley, author of The Ordinary, winner of the 2004 Lamda Literary Award in Science Fiction and Fantasy