SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY / COMIC BOOK WRITER
S.A. Check is a Science Fiction / Fantasy and Comic Book Writer. As a kid, he grew up on comic books, heroes and villains, conflict and cliffhangers. He read which-way books, science fiction and fantasy series, and classic horror fiction. While earning his degree in English / Writing from Penn State University, he was exposed to poetry and prose, Shakespeare and Albee, anthologies and world lit.
Today he lives with his E.R. nurse wife and teen daughter in Southwestern Pennsylvania and enjoys all the small dramas that come down the path. He’s active in the writing community, and he has spoken at multiple venues to include area schools and writer’s groups. He has written feature articles for Bleeding Cool Magazine, a leading periodical in the comics/entertainment genre. His short story Tangled Lines, appears in the charity anthology Hazard Yet Forward. He’s a creative contributor for American Mythology Comics, and writes for their current line of comics, to include The Three Stooges, Laurel & Hardy, Pink Panther, Casper, Underdog, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Stargate Atlantis, and the original comic Volcanosaurus, with several new licensed and original works in development.
His first novel, Welcome to GreenGrass, is out through Bedlam Press, an imprint for Necro Publications. The book has received strong reviews from industry professionals such as James Kuhoric (Freddy vs Jason vs Ash, Six Million Dollar Man), being described as “Men in Black meets interplanetary Columbo”, “intriguing with a darkly humorous edge”, and “elements of noir fiction with otherworldly skullduggery”.
His second novel, Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. (Virtual Paranormal Investigator), a para-cyber thriller, released by Ink Smith Publishing in September of 2015, was favored by award winning novelist, A. Lee Martinez, on social media.
His third novel, Legend Gary, is a middle school fantasy adventure novel released by World Castle Publishing in June of 2019.
His work has been mentioned on various sites such as Horror Novel Reviews, Locus Online, Previews, Scoop, Bleeding Cool, BookWire, Horror Drive-In, Metal Life, Ginger Nuts of Horror, and Horror World. His work on The Three Stooges comics was recently on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, MD. He was recently featured in a PreviewsWorld article ‘From Prose to Panels’ where he was fortunate to share page space with authors Brad Meltzer, Charlaine Harris, and Peter David.