Trent Hergenrader is a Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His short stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Black Static, Weird Tales, and other fine places. His fiction has been reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year #1 and he has received honorable mentions in both the Year’s Best Science Fiction, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and Best Horror of the Year #3.
His academic research focuses on integrating technology and digital media into composition, professional writing, and creative writing classes, as well as using games and gaming theory as pedagogical tools in higher education, specifically creative writing. He is the recipient of the Department of English’s Teaching Excellence Award and the 2011-12 Tinsley Helton Fellowship.
He’s a lover of all things soccer-related and has followed the international game for over twenty years. He also spends time backpacking, paddling, and other outdoor pursuits. He’s currently enjoying country living just outside Milwaukee, WI with his wife, dog, and two sons.