Paul L. CentenoPaul L. Centeno is an award-winning fantasy and science-fiction author, born and raised in New York City. As a young adult, he studied at Herbert H. Lehman College where he earned a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing. After graduation, he worked with Gabriel Packard, Associate Director of the Creative Writing MFA Program at Hunter College, to master his craft.

His fantasy novel, The Vagrant Chronicle, was critically acclaimed in Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Kirkus Reviews, in their January 15th, 2013 magazine, stated, “Centeno yearns to create something completely new, and if we immerse ourselves in his cosmos, we will be richly rewarded.” Later in 2014 and 2015, he won awards from Writers of the Future for his short stories, Steamwalker and Celestial Heights. As of 2018, Centeno is looking for a literary agent or publisher to publish his fifth novel, Maz’hura: Book One of the Twelve Dimensions.

Centeno presently lives in Connecticut. On his free time he enjoys traveling; he has journeyed to exotic places around the states as well as countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Italy, and Canada. When home, he doesn’t mind working on occasional home improvements and discovering new delicious recipes to cook. More than anything, Centeno has an absolute passion for reading and writing. He is currently working on his sixth novel.