Sean Carswell is the author of five books. His most recent, Madhouse Fog, was released by Manic D Press in June, 2013. He co-founded the independent book publisher Gorsky Press and the music magazine Razorcake. His writing has appeared in The Nervous Breakdown,Thrasher, Flipside, Clamor, The Southeastern Review, and The Rattling Wall. He is an assistant professor of writing and literature at California State University Channel Islands.