Brendan Deneen is the author of the award-winning novel The Ninth Circle and the 2018 horror novel The Chrysalis. He's written Groot picture books for Marvel Press and Green Arrow: Stranded, an original graphic novel for DC. His other graphic-novel work includes The Island of Misfit Toys, Solarman, Phoenix, and Scatterbrain. His short stories and essays have been published by St. Martin's Press, Reader's Digest Books, 13Thirty Press, and Necro Publications.