Paul Black always wanted to make movies, but a career in advertising sidetracked him. Born and raised in Chicago, he is the international award-winning author of The Tels, Soulware, Nexus Point, The Presence, The Samsara Effect and Cool Brain. He has twice won each the Independent Publishers Book Award, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award and the New York Book Festival. He has also won The London Book Festival and The Hollywood Book Festival, and has been on the Barnes & Noble Regional Best Seller list. His first book The Tels won the Writer's Digest Book Award for Genre Fiction and was optioned for television. His new book of fiction is called Dark Slide and is the second in the Dillon Bradford series. He is represented by Betty Anne Crawford, NYC.