Who is Gregory Scheckler?
Massachusetts author Gregory Scheckler lives in the Berkshires. He wrote the science fiction novels Biomimic Generations and StarFold (publication dates t.b.a) as well as numerous poems and short stories, including the collections Water Taxi in a River of Vampire Fish, and Moon Dust Infinity. He loves both Star Trek and Star Wars and he isn’t afraid to say so in public. He and his wife are avid telemark skiers, and enjoy mountain biking and hiking too.
He studied speculative fiction writing at audition-only workshops with the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. He is a member of the Science Fiction Research Association, and the Codex Writers’ Group.
Writing / Publication Credits: World Weaver Press; Winglet Books; Vermicious; Inklings; Fifty Word Fiction; The Advocate; the North Adams Transcript; the Berkshire Eagle; the Berkshire Review: an International Journal of the Arts; the Suruga Bai Literary Festival; the North County Perp; Painter’s Table Magazine; The Mind’s Eye Liberal Arts Journal; Thought & Action: Journal of the National Education Association.
Visual Art / Exhibit Credits: Ferrin Gallery; Kolok Gallery; Gallery 51; Metro One Gallery; Sivertson Gallery; the Soo Rye Art Gallery; Greylock Arts; as well as at museums such as the Southern Vermont Art Center; Washburn Historical and Cultural Museum; Duluth Art Institute; Utah Museum of Fine Arts; One West Art Center; the Boyden Gallery at St. Mary’s College of Maryland; the Bennington Museum in Vermont, and the Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts. Additional venues: the Hotz Nature Center; Miller-Dwan Foundation; Center for the Visual Arts Gallery at Illinois State University; and the National Science Foundation. Other national and international venues include the Gylsboda Art Center in Sweden, the Kaunas Biennial in Lithuania, 40 Kvadratov Gallery in Russia, the National Art School and Museum of Contemporary Art in Australia, the Caldwell Gallery at the Armory Center for the Arts in California, Galleri KG54 in Sweden, plus the Museum of Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. Via the Associated Press, his photos were published by the India Times, Press Enterprise, CBS News, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. He’s done illustration for DGC/Interscope Records. In addition to writing, Gregory Scheckler serves as Professor of Art at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. To see examples of the visual art, click through to this page: Artworks.
Education: Gregory Scheckler earned the B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame (in German and Art), the B.F.A. as an Eliot Honors Scholar from Washington University in St.Louis (Painting), the M.F.A. with highest honors from Utah State University (Art) where he also studied poetry with Utah Poet Laureate Ken Brewer and folklore/storytelling with Barre Tolken.
Actions have political consequences. And every time you buy a new book you are supporting an author who lends life and support to a variety of causes. Gregory Scheckler focuses on art, progresive, secular, and pro-science organizations. Here’s a partial list of where donations are likely to go:
Center for Inquiry/Skeptical Inquirer
American Humanist Association
James Randi Educational Foundation
Milne Public Library
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Clark Art Institute
Trustees of the Reservations
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Democratic National Committee
National Alliance on Mental Illness
American Civil Liberties Union
The Southern Poverty Law Center
The Science Society
The Planetary Society