Biography

Leigh Ronald Grossman is a writer, college lecturer, editor, and occasional reviewer. He teaches in the English Department at the University of Connecticut and is the president of Swordsmith Productions, a book development and book production company. Grossman is the author of fifteen published books, and the editor of many others. He has reviewed books for Absolute Magnitude, Horror magazine, and Wavelengths. Previously, he was the Pre-Press Production supervisor at Avon Books, an editor at Byron Preiss Visual Publications/Multimedia, and a college-level history and writing instructor. He lives in northeast Connecticut.As an editor, Grossman’s credits include Sense of Wonder, the largest single-volume anthology of science fiction ever with more than 250 stories, poems, and essays. He edited annotated editions of Dracula, Frankenstein, and H. P. Lovecraft’s works, as well as Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s 3-volume feminist reworking of Dracula (The Angry Angel, The Soul of an Angel, and the never-released The Angel of Death), as well as many other works of literature, science fiction and fantasy, mysteries, and nonfiction.

Grossman currently teaches at the University of Connecticut (writing, book publishing, science fiction, fantasy, and various literature courses), and previously taught at Rutgers (European history) and Bloomfield College, where he was something of a jack-of-all-trades (American history, women’s history, the West in American history, the literature of business, writing and creative writing, etc.). He was one of the original instructors in the Weekends at Bloomfield College B.A. program for adult learners. He has a dual B.A. (Temple University, 1988) in history and English, and an M.A. (Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 1990) in modern European history, with a focus on nineteenth-century British history, especially the history of reading.

Grossman’s nonfiction writing credits include The Red Sox Fan Handbook, The Adult Student’s Guide, and The New England Museum Guide.┬áNovels include The Green Lion and The Golden Thorns. He was the original review editor for Horror magazine (where he primarily reviewed dark fantasy). He went on to write reviews for Wavelengths and Absolute Magnitude.