John O'Neill is an Ottawa (Canada) born writer, founder, editor and publisher of Black Gate magazine, a quarterly fantasy magazine first published in 2000. O'Neill holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering and continued to work in the high technology area. He developed a passion for science fiction and fantasy at an early age and has continued to actively promote this literature genre. He was one of the founders of SF Site, a popular science fiction webzine, before leaving to found New Epoch Press in 2000. New Epoch Press publishes the fantasy adventure magazine Black Gate.