About

David J. Schwartz carries Minnesota with him in a small camel-colored attaché with a combination lock; it can only be opened by taking the number of hairs on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s head, dividing it by the secret formula on the Kensington Runestone, and adding the ghostly cry of a loon (usually a negative number). If found, please return to the nearest person wearing flannel.

Because his luggage is full of lakes, he keeps his stories in his head. Sometimes they make it onto paper. They have appeared in numerous publications, including the anthologies Fantasy: Best of the Year 2007, The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and the World Fantasy award-nominated Twenty Epics. You can also read several of his stories online: “The Water-Poet and the Four Seasons”, “Oma Dortchen and the Pillar of Story”, “Iron Ankles, “Screen”, “The Colossus Vignettes”, “The New Year’s Party, “Vagina Music”, “The Love Thing” and “The Lethe Man”. His first novel, Superpowers, was a Nebula Award nominee.

David has lived in Chicago and Madison, Wisconsin; he now resides in Saint Paul, where he was born and raised. He holds a BA in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He would like to set them down somewhere, but not before he figures out a way to use them. He likes oversteeped tea, feeling superior for not owning a car, and streets paved with brick.