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James Van Pelt

James Van Pelt teaches high school English in western Colorado part-timeman smiling and writes the rest of the time.  His fiction has made numerous appearances in most of the major science fiction and fantasy magazines.  He has been a finalist for a Nebula Award, the Sturgeon Award, the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, and been reprinted in many year’s best collections.  His first novel, Summer of the Apocalypse, was released in 2006 and was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.  His third collection of stories, The Radio Magician and Other Stories, received the Colorado Book Award in 2010. His latest collection, The Experience Arcade and Other Stories debuted at the World Fantasy Convention last year.  He blogs at