Angel Leigh McCoy
|Angel Leigh McCoy|
Angel Leigh McCoy (right) with singer/songwriter S.J. Tucker, 2009
|Born||Angela Leigh McCoy
December 13, 1962
Elgin, Illinois, United States]
|Occupation||game designer and fiction writer|
Early life and education
Originally from the Midwest, Angel Leigh McCoy grew up delving into fantasy and horror novels and won her first essay contest in sixth grade. She studied French Literature at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
She is credited with published work in the role-playing games industry as far back as 1994. Over the years, she has designed RPG material for companies such as White Wolf, Wizards of the Coast, FASA, and Pinnacle Entertainment Group. In 2001, she was writing in the video game industry for Microsoft Game Studios, writing articles as Xbox.com correspondent Wireless Angel. She transferred to ArenaNet in 2007, where she was part of a team effort to make the MMORPG Guild Wars 2. She serves as the head editor for the Wily Writers Speculative Fiction Podcast.
- Charlie Darwin, or the Trine of 1809 by Nevermet Press, 2011.
McCoy has published short fiction in various anthologies and magazines, including:
- Ravens in the Library by Quiet Thunder
- Vile Things: Extreme Deviations of Horror by Comet Press
- Masters of Horror Anthology by Triskaideka Books
- Cobalt City Christmas by Timid Pirates Productions.
- Fear of the Dark by HorrorBound 
- Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions by Timid Pirate Publishing 
- Tales for Canterbury by Random Static 
- Necrotic Tissue, issue 14, Stygian Publications 
Computer game work
Role-playing game work
McCoy's work in the role-playing game industry includes supplements for Wizards of the Coast's Forgotten Realms; FASA's Earthdawn; West End Games' World of Necroscope; Pinnacle Entertainment's Deadlands; and White Wolf's Mage: The Ascension, Vampire: The Masquerade, Hunter: The Reckoning and Changeling: The Dreaming.
- Angel's Open Library Database entry
- Angel's Encyclopedia of Speculative Fiction entry
- The Locus Index to Science Fiction, 1999
- Wily Writers Speculative Fiction site
- Angel Leigh McCoy at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database