Gerald L. Coleman is a Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Scifi-Fantasy Author born in Lexington, Kentucky and now residing in Atlanta. His poetry appears in Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, Drawn To Marvel: Poems From The Comic Books, Black Bone Anthology, the 10th Anniversary Issue of Diode Poetry Journal, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Vol. 18, About Place Journal, Star*line Vol. 43—Issue 4, and the World Fantasy Award Winning Year's Best African Speculative Fiction (2022). His speculative fiction short stories appear in The Science Fiction Cyberfunk Anthology: The City, the Rococoa Anthology by Roaring Lion, the Urban Fantasy Anthology: Terminus and Terminus 2, the 2019 JordanCon Anthology: So You Want Stories?, Dark Universe: Bright Empire, Cyberfunk!, the 2022 JordanCon Anthology: Neither Beginnings Nor Endings, and the Weird Fiction anthology: Whether Change—by Broken Eye Books. His essays appear in the polish language con-Magazine: KONwersacje, Apex Magazine 127, and the Hugo nominated Fanzine: Journey Planet. He is the author of the Epic Fantasy novel saga The Three Gifts, which currently includes When Night Falls (Book One), A Plague of Shadows (Book Two), and the forthcoming When Chaos Reigns (Book Three). He has been a Guest Author at DragonCon, Boskone, Blacktasticon, JordanCon, Atlanta Science Fiction & Fantasy Expo, SOBSFCon, The Outer Dark Symposium, World Horror Con, Imaginarium, Multiverse, NECON, and a Guest Poet/Lecturer at Berea College, University of Kentucky, Centre College (Governor’s School), Transylvania University, Western Carolina University, UNC Charlotte, Florissant College, Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center. He is a Scholastic National Writing Juror, a Co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets, an SFWA member, a Rhysling Award Nominee, a recipient of The Hero of the Horn Award at JordanCon, and a Fellow at the Black Earth Institute. He is currently working on new editions of When Night Falls, A Plague of Shadows, and writing book three in that epic fantasy series. His newest releases include a collection of SF&F short stories entitled, From Earth and Sky, and a collection of poems and micro-essays entitled, On the Black Hand Side.