Joseph D. Newcomer is a speculative fiction, social commentary, and children’s book writer. His work includes Darkest Day, Diminishing Return, El Camino Blue, the Thought and Other Absurdities book, blog, and podcast, and children’s books Let’s Make S’mores and Ari and The Armpit Mouse. He is also the founder and owner of Dead Star Press, an indie publisher created to support writers who revel in the weird and, generally, languish in obscurity. Someday, he hopes to be sucked into an episode of The Twilight Zone, though he has a sneaking suspicion that we already were.