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Image of Warren RochelleWarren Rochelle, born in Durham, North Carolina, grew up in nearby Chapel Hill. After earning his BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977, he went to New York and Columbia University, where he earned an MS in Library Science. He worked as a librarian for eleven years, beginning in Rocky Mount and ending in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a two-year stint in between in Cartagena, Colombia. In 1989, he decided to follow his heart and left school libraries and started graduate school again, this time in creative writing, at UNC Greensboro. His studies and work in the MFA Writing Program led him to further graduate work in Rhetoric and Composition, also at UNC Greensboro. His love for science fiction and admiration for Ursula K. Le Guin’s work and his fascination with myth led him to the research that produced his first book, a critical work on Le Guin’s fiction, Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, published by Liverpool University Press in early 2001. After a postdoc year at UNC Greensboro and two years at Limestone College, Gaffney, SC, Rochelle is now a Professor of English at University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has published and has forthcoming articles on rhetoric and literature in Emergency Librarian, Extrapolation, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Foundation, SFRA Review, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, and the North Carolina Literary Review. His short fiction and poetry are published in Aboriginal Science Fiction, Beyond The Third Planet, Forbidden Lines, Coraddi, Crucible, The Charlotte Poetry Review, GW Magazine, the Asheville Poetry Review, the North Carolina Literary Review, Icarus, Collective Fallout, and Romance and Beyond. His first novel, The Wild Boy, was published by Golden Gryphon Press in August 2001. His second novel, a fantasy, Harvest of Changelings, was published by Golden Gryphon Press in 2007.  His third novel, The Called, the sequel to Harvest, was just released by Golden Gryphon Press in July 2010.