Kevin J. Maroney first fell in love with fantasy through L. Frank Baum's Oz novels, and he has never once fallen back out. His father lead him into fandom, and there (many years later) he met Bernadette Bosky and Arthur D. Hlavaty, with whom he has enjoyed 25 years of marriage so far. In 1992, the three of them decamped from central North Carolina and landed in Yonkers, New York, on the Hudson, where they live with their mischief of pet rats and far, far more books than they will ever read in nine combined lifetimes.
Kevin joined the staff of the New York Review of Science Fiction in 1994 and soon after, by virtue of hanging around, become one of its managing editors. He stuck with it and, in August of 2012, he became the magazine's publisher. NYRSF has garnered 22 Hugo nominations for Best Semiprozine, 14 of them despite his editorial contributions. Professionally, his main jobs have been assistant manager of a comic book and science fiction store; computer game producer, designer, and critic; and software engineer for a century-old investment bank. He helped develope the second and third editions of the TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS boardgame with Eric Goldberg. Kevin's other hobbies include comic books; board gaming; and, to quote a very old Alan Moore joke, writing about himself in the third person.