Short, short version

Neil Floyd is an author, freelance writer, and Philly transplant living in Chicago. He misses cheesesteaks. He figures putting these in third-person will make him sound more important and successful than he actually is.

Short version

Neil Floyd is a Chicago-based author and freelances writer with bylines at The Hard Times, Hard Drive, Quirk Books, NewsThump, Game Informer, and more. He’s also published a bunch of short stories and co-wrote a photobook about the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

Long version

Neil Floyd has been telling stories his entire life. He used to pretend he was a Power Ranger in the basement. Now, he spends hours upon hours alone, talking to the imaginary people in his head.

He started writing in middle school when his seventh-grade language arts teacher assigned the class to each write five pages a week. Neil ran with it. He ending up writing over thirty pages a week; it was an angsty high fantasy novel that borrowed (stole) from Lord of the Rings, Warcraft, and Star Wars. The novel (thankfully) will never see the light of day, but he was hooked.

Neil continued writing short stories well into high school until he eventually became interested in filmmaking and screenwriting. He decided to put fiction writing aside and attend film school in Philadelphia. Then, he worked in freelance film and television production for over five years. Believe it or not, working 14-hour days for shit money and getting yelled at for wrong coffee orders wasn’t creatively fulfilling. Less than a year after graduation he returned to his first passion: writing.

This led to a brief, mediocre attempt at journalism through a rewarding internship with the nationally renowned magazine Game Informer. Afterward, Neil decided he was a much better at making stuff up than reporting on the world as it was.

Neil is currently a contributing writer for multiple websites, seeking representation for a horror/comedy novel set during a sales conference at a haunted hotel, and pretending he’s a warlock once a week at D&D. He lives in Chicago with his fiancée and two cats.

You can find Neil on Twitter, Instagram, and near the buffet table at parties.

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