About

Short, short version

Neil Floyd is an author, freelance writer, novelist, and Oxford comma enthusiast.

Short version

Neil Floyd is a Chicago-based writer with bylines at The Hard Times/Hard Drive, Quirk Books, 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 English teacher assigned the class to each write five pages a week. Neil ran with it. He ending up writing over thirty pages a week–a 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, where he eventually became interested in filmmaking and screenwriting. He decided to put writing aside and attend film school in Philadelphia. Then, he worked in freelance film and television production for over five years. This wasn’t creatively fulfilling, however, and less than a year after graduation he returned to his first passion: writing.

After a brief stint with journalism and a rewarding internship with the nationally renowned magazine Game Informer, Neil decided he was a much better at writing fiction than reporting on the world as it was.

Neil is currently contributing to Hard Drive and Quirk Books, revising a supernatural mystery/comedy novel, and pretending he’s a warlock once a week during D&D. He lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and two cats.

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

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