Odin Hartshorn Halvorson is a writer, geek, and hopeful futurist. A graduate from Stonecoast MFA, his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is the founder of Round Table Writers, an organization dedicated to "writers helping writers." Odin's love of Roddenberrian and Straczynskian ideals leads him to contemplate technology's role in our evolving philosophic landscape, a line of inquiry threaded through both his fiction and non-fiction writing.
Odin Hartshorn Halvorson began telling stories to entertain himself as a kid and it generally spiraled out of control from there. First came the custom Dungeons and Dragons settings when he was ten, then the short stories and National Novel Writing Month challenges through his teens. Now, he publishes short stories and non-fiction while he writes his first novel, runs a successful writing community, and volunteers his time and technical know-how to various literary organizations, including the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Odin is the co-founder of Round Table Writers, an organization dedicated to "writers helping writers." Odin's love of Roddenberrian and Straczynskian ideals leads him to contemplate technology's role in our evolving philosophic landscape, a line of inquiry threaded through both his fiction and non-fiction writing. He is slated to be a 2021 speaker at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts where he will present his paper on the importance of geography within secondary worlds.
Odin's work has been published in Collective Realms, Book XI: a journal of literary philosophy, Eastern Structures, Duende Literary, The Stonecoast Review, and two anthology collections from Enso Publishing. He has also self-published three poetry collections, including a chapbook of ELH Haiku. He writes avidly for his Medium.com blog @indubitablyodin, with pieces like Hard Work: The Greatest Con, and “Becoming Superman” The Book All Writers Need to Read receiving critical attention.
Odin obtained his Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program out of the University of Southern Maine. Before entering Stonecoast he had received a BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. An advisory board-member for Socrates Cafe, an organization dedicated to fomenting deep dialog within society, Odin also serves as editor-in-chief for Socrates Cafe on Medium.
In his spare time, Odin plays Dungeons and Dragons, volunteers for the Socrates Café non-profit as a member of their advisory board, and watches more classic science fiction with his partner than is probably healthy. He lives in Northern California with his partner and their murderous cats.