Roy is the author of The Darkness in Lee’s Closet and the Others Waiting There, his debut novel. He’s also the author of Is Superman Circumcised? How Jewish Culture Informed the World’s Greatest Hero (working title), a nonfiction book coming out next year.
He graduated magna cum laude from The New School University with a BA in English, majoring in creative writing, and cum laude from NYU with an interdisciplinary MA in English and social thought.
Roy has written for newspapers, magazines, websites, academic organizations, tech companies, toy companies, and production studios. He’s also taught English and writing at CUNY, the City University of New York, and is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library. When not writing, he is the director of communications of a regional law firm.
Roy lives in Long Island, NY with his wife Kim, a bestselling author and editor, their son Ethan, a smart and smiley toddler, and dog Inez, who’s not good at much but is very cute. He can be found at royschwartz.com as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as RealRoySchwartz.