Van Allen Plexico won the 2017 "Novel of the Year" award from the Pulp Factory Awards in Chicago for his superhero novel, SENTINELS: THE DARK CRUSADE; the same award in 2015 for his space opera/Military SF novel, LEGION III: KINGS OF OBLIVION, and the "Anthology of the Year" award for PRIDE OF THE MOHICANS. He has twice been nominated for "Pulp Writer of the Year" and won "Best New Character" at PulpArk 2012.
He is best known for his "Sentinels" superhero novel series, his "Shattering" space opera series, and the books he has co-authored about Marvel's AVENGERS and about Auburn University football history.
He has co-created and written the adventures of many classic and new pulp characters, including Sherlock Holmes, the Griffon, Mars McCoy, John Blackthorn, and Gideon Cain: Demon Hunter.
He is also host of the Parsec Awards-nominated White Rocket Podcast, discussing popular culture, the Avengers Assemble Podcast, and the very popular AU Wishbone, an Auburn football podcast.
His books have been incorporated into reading programs for young people in libraries in several states. He lives in Illinois and serves as an Associate Professor at Southwestern Illinois College. Follow him on Twitter: @VanAllenPlexico and on Facebook at Van Allen Plexico.