My name is Jason Ray Carney and I'm an English professor and writer who has published both fiction and nonfiction. The Spiral Tower is my personal blog emphasizing literature, retro popular culture, and more. I received my B.A. from Otterbein University, my M.A. from Ohio University, and my Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. I teach at Christopher Newport University. My academic book, Weird Tales of Modernity(McFarland 2019), is now available. I co-edit an academic journal, The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies. I am the editor of the creative writing journal, Whetstone: Amateur Magazine of Pulp Sword and Sorcery. I am the area chair of the Pulp Studies section of the Popular Culture Association. If you've read my scholarship, fiction, or reviews (published in various places), I'm interested in your feedback, so get in touch.