James Mascia, a teacher and a writer, has always been fascinated with superheroes. So when the challenge came to write a superhero story that didn’t involve comic books in any way, he eagerly accepted it. This challenge spawned High School Heroes, a series of novels, short stories, ebooks and graphic novels about a group of teenagers who desperately want to become superheroes but high school keeps getting in the way.
Being a teacher, James is always looking for fun ways to educate his students. This is how he came up with the idea for The Poe Murders, a graphic novel rendition of many of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories.
James finds time to write while teaching teenagers writing and literature as well as taking care of his newborn son, Jacen. He lives in Southern Maryland with his loving wife and son.