Paul Elwork has a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Temple University and a master's degree in English from Arcadia University. He has spent years as an editor in the field of archaeological and historical research.
His stories have been published in various literary journals, including SmokeLong Quarterly, Philadelphia Stories, Word Riot, Quiet Feather, and Johnny America. His novel The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead was published by Amy Einhorn Books in March 2011 and is available now in paperback from Berkley Books. He lives on the outskirts of Philadelphia.