Paul Witcover is the author of the novels Waking Beauty, Tumbling After, Dracula: Asylum, The Emperor of All Things, and The Watchman of Eternity. His short fiction was collected in Everland and Other Stories. He has been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards. His first novel, Waking Beauty, was short-listed for the Tiptree award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.