Erich Alan Werner is the pen name of Ricky Werner, a SFF writer and writing teacher living in Nyack, New York. His stories have appeared in Dark Matter Magazine and The Writer’s Eye. He teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Westchester Community College. An alum of Futurescapes and Odyssey Online workshops, he is currently seeking representation for his novel manuscript *Freaks of Nature Vol. 1: The Phantom Cat,* a Middle Grade fantasy adventure.