Brian Rappatta is a native Hoosier (born and raised in
Goshen, Indiana), but a Colorado transplant. He
currently lives near the base of Pikes Peak in the
beautiful Rocky mountains.
He received a B.A. with triple majors in English, Spanish,
and German from Manchester College in North
Manchester, Indiana. He was also fortunate to study
abroad in Quito, Ecuador, and Marburg, Germany. He
holds two M.A. degrees in education: one in Curriculum
and Instruction, and one in Teaching English as a
Second Language, both from the University of
In 2004, he attended the Odyssey Fantasy Writers
Workshop in New Hampshire, where he was fortunate
to study with a wonderful faculty of guest writers,
including World Fantasy Award winner Jeanne Cavelos
and special writer-in-residence George R.R. Martin.
Shortly thereafter, he made his first professional fiction
sale (“Duel” to Surreal Magazine). In late 2005, his
novelette, “Tongues”, took 2nd place in the Writers of
the Future contest. Please refer to the Bibliography
page for a complete list of published and forthcoming
"A Lifetime of Nightmares" Shadowed Realms, issue 10, March/April 2006
"Pyromania" The Dark Krypt, May/June 2006.
"Tongues" L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future, Volume XXII. Galaxy Press,
"Passage" Shadow Regions anthology, Cavern Press, 2006.
"Duel" forthcoming, Surreal Magazine, 2007.
"Freaks" forthcoming, Love and Sacrifice anthology, Zen Films, 2007.