Author: Paul J. Heald

Paul Started writing fiction in college but quit abruptly when he discovered that he had nothing much to say. So, he fled graduate school for Madrid on the eve of the tumultuous first election since Franco seized power in 1937. Teaching English in Spain and then at Florida A & M University, an historically African-American college, followed by law school and a clerkship working on death cases with a famous federal judge, provided plenty of inspiration, but by then his three small children were demanding to be fed, so he took a job teaching copyright law at the University of Georgia School of Law. For several years, all creative energy was channeled into dozens of articles on intellectual property law and thousands of scurrilous emails. The publication in October 2014 of Death in Eden marks the first installment in a series of books whose characters will find themselves wandering the lovely tree-lined streets of Clarkeston, Georgia.


When he is not writing, Paul sings vaguely on pitch with various groups and teaches copyright at the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Red Herring fiction workshop, and his wife, Jill Crandall, directs the well-known women's a cappella choir, Amasong

Death in Eden will be published by Yucca Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing. Paul is represented by Peter Riva of International Transactions, Inc.