A talented novelist and editor, Paul Block has worked in both book and newspaper publishing. He formerly was editor-in-chief of Book Creations Inc., a book packager that specialized in historical fiction and produced such bestsellers as The Kent Family Chronicles series by John Jakes, the Wagons West series by Dana Fuller Ross, and numerous other popular works. He also led the online team at Hearst's Times Union newspaper in Albany, NY.
Since the mid-1980s, 16 of Paul's own novels have been published by Bantam Books, Pocket Books, Tor/Forge and others, both in the U.S. and around the world.
While Paul pursues his own writing, he continues to work as a free-lance editor, with projects ranging from the memoir of a former university chancellor and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a book of insights on education by the president of a prominent distance-learning college, the voluminous accreditation report for a national college, as well as a number of book proposals and fiction and nonfiction manuscripts.
Paul particularly enjoys photography, which affords him creative time beyond the world of words. His photographs have been used in a wool-festival poster for the Audubon Society, as the cover of a teaching manual for the American Foundation for the Blind, as promotional material for a laundry company, and in a Down Syndrome fundraising calendar.
Paul lives in the Capital Region of upstate New York.