(Old photo, from a conference session; newer photo with my book at my alma mater)
What’s to say? I’m a professional/amateur writer, writing tutor, adjunct instructor, and freelance editor. I’m also addicted to worldbuilding. And I occasionally dabble in fiction writing.
Parent; aikidoka (2nd kyu, ASU); medievalist; specialist in children’s, YA, and shape-shifting literature; PhD (Literature); gamer (tabletop RPGs and boardgames); Eagle Scout (and OA Brotherhood); the all around “leftist” your angry Alex Jones watching uncle warned you about.
Reasonably well traveled outside the U.S.: Canada (several times), Ireland (twice), England (London only, sadly), China (Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Xi’an)
I’ve also been:
a freelance resume and cover letter writer,
a recovery employee at a clothing retailer (seasonal),
an adjunct at a state university and a branch of a branch campus of said university,
an inventory control specialist/tech writer/editor for a NASA contractor,
a receptionist/mailroom clerk for MAC (the ATM people),
a cashier for a state university food court (and sometime barista, fry guy, and whatever else needed doing),
a college science library student supervisor (oversaw other student employees, copied errata, fixed the copier, answered reference questions, and gave directions to the restrooms),
a summer custodian at a middle school,
a public library page (shelved books, cleaned up, and <very quietly and unofficially> answered reference questions), and
a Safety Town instructor.
To date, I have a handful of academic book reviews, two scholarly articles, a scholarly book chapter, a short story, a scholarly book, and a forthcoming writing/worldbuilding guide book. Then there are a couple academic conference presentations (Science Fiction Research Association conferences and the International Medieval Conference in Kalamazoo, MI).
- The Modern Literary Werewolf (McFarland, 2013)
- “Wolf in Professor’s Clothing: J. K. Rowling’s Werewolves as Educators” The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (Winter 2009)
- Various articles (Pyramid Magazine 2006-2008)
- “Civility Amidst Savagery: Bisclavret and Remus Lupin.” When Genres Collide: Selected Essays from the 37th Annual Meeting of the Science Fiction Research Association (Fine Tooth Press, 2007)
- “No Roads Lead to Rome: Alternate History and Secondary Worlds” Extrapolation (Winter 2005)
- “Huntress” Kinships (2000)
All works posted here are original and copyright belongs to Brent Stypczynski (years provided next to the titles). Please ask permission before any kind of distribution/dissemination.