Joseph Fink created the Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead podcasts. He lives with his wife in New York. Jeffrey Cranor cowrites the Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires podcasts. He also cocreates theater and dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney. They live in New York.
"If you like your stories creepy and soothing at the same time,
you'll love Welcome to Night Vale."--Mashable
"Defining its own corner of the dark comedy universe since it started in 2012, Welcome to Night Vale is a peek into the goings-on of a typical American small town if that burg had been co-conceived by H.P. Lovecraft, Philip K. Dick, Ayn Rand, and whomever else would come up with a dystopian present."--Vulture
"Welcome to Night Vale is a bit like Twin Peaks if it were a podcast -- with menacing glow clouds and monstrous mayors."--Digital Trends
Praise for It Devours! "It Devours! is different from other mystery novels. It is as captivating and light as any mystery novel can be but explores one of the most complex issues: the conflict between science and reason on the one hand and, on the other hand, religion and cult."
--Washington Book Review
"[A] smart exploration of the divide--and overlap--of science and religion. . .. a thrilling adventure and a fascinating argument that science and belief aren't necessarily mutually exclusive."
Praise for Welcome to Night Vale "This is a splendid, weird, moving novel...It manages beautifully that trick of embracing the surreal in order to underscore and emphasize the real - not as allegory, but as affirmation of emotional truths that don't conform to the neat and tidy boxes in which we're encouraged to house them."--NPR.org
"Fink and Cranor's prose hints there's an empathetic humanity underscoring their well of darkly fantastic situations. . . . the book builds toward a satisfyingly strange exploration of the strange town's intersection with an unsuspecting real world."--Los Angeles Times
"Welcome to Night Vale lives up to the podcast hype in every way. It is a singularly inventive visit to an otherworldly town that's the stuff of nightmares and daydreams."--BookPage