Will Allred is a writer, professor, and technologist. He created and wrote Diary of Night for BloodFire Studios, contributed to the Eisner-nominated Comics through Time and multiple other academic books on comics, and is writing a second novel. Will received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Arkansas and is a longtime member of the nonprofit Grand Comics Database Project, having served for several years on its Board of Directors. In addition, Will has been engaged to speak at multiple events, both comics and technology conventions. Will is an avid reader and is a lifelong fan of the comics medium. He loves learning new things and has recently learned the basics of lettering. He also enjoys teaching and spending time with his wife and twin sons.