Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (b. 1955) is the author of three mixed-genre collections, Blood Will Have Its Season, SIN & ashes, and Portraits of Ruin, and the novel The Orphan Palace. He's written many short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's YearŐs Best Horror and S. T. Joshi's Black Wings. He edited A Season in Carcosa. His work has been praised by Thomas Ligotti, Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron, Michael Cisco, and many other notable writers and editors. He currently lives in Germany.