Barton Paul Levenson has a degree in physics. Happily married to poet Elizabeth Penrose, he confuses everybody by being both a born-again Christian and a liberal Democrat. His work has appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, ChiZine, Cricket, Cicada, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and many small press markets. His novels The Celibate Succubus and Dark Gods of Alter Telluria are available from Barking Rain Press. Barton was banned from entering the Confluence Short Story Contest again after winning first prize two years in a row.