Bio: John B. Rosenman is an English professor at Norfolk State University in Virginia. His first novel, The Best Laugh Last, won Treacle Press?s First Novel Award and was published in 1980 and 1981. More Stately Mansions: The Selected Works of John B. Rosenman, was published by Dark Regions Press in 1999. Beyond Those Distant Stars (Novel Books, Inc.) appeared in 2003, and Scrybe Press will publish A Senseless Act of Beauty, an outer-space, African science-fiction novel, in 2007. Mundania Press has scheduled Speaker of the Shakk for April 2007 and will republish Beyond Those Distant Stars in October. Rosenman has published 300+ stories in places such as Weird Tales, Starshore, Cemetery Dance, The Age of Wonders, Hot Blood, Whitley Strieber?s Aliens, and Treachery and Treason.
A past Chairman of the Board of HWA (Horror Writers Association), Rosenman has published articles on censorship and served as editor of several magazines, including Dark Regions and Horror Magazine. At Norfolk State University, he teaches literature, composition, and creative writing courses, including a course in writing science fiction and fantasy. He has also been a member of a productive writer?s group for nearly twenty years and credits many of his novel and short story sales to them. In 2006 he edited a textbook, Introduction to Literature, which is used for English 207 World Literature courses at Norfolk State. Rosenman writes a monthly blog on writing at Storytellers Unplugged, a community of thirty writers.
A beautiful race, the Humana lack war, jealousy, and other human vices; however, they also have virtually no religious or aesthetic sense. Peter, a Neo-Catholic priest, wishes to change this so he calls upon Xanthu, a SoulSinger, in the hope that the insect-like creature can awaken the Humana's souls and help them to find not only their love for art, beauty, and deep emotion, but, above all, their love for God...yet as the silver-stringed instrument of the SoulSinger rises in a nest of claws and... more info>>