Chet Williamson attended Indiana University of
Pennsylvania, where he earned his BS in English education. From there, he
went on to become a teacher and a producer and writer of business theatre.
Williamson worked as a freelance writer, as well as contributing editor at Wentworth Publications for Healthcare Advertising Review and the Doctor's Office.
Williamson has written over eighty short stories, which have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, and the Twilight Zone. He has also worked on novelizations of both films and computer games.
Williamson has been a final nominee for the World Fantasy Award and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award. He is also a six-time final nominee for the Horror Writers
Association's Stoker Award and has seen his work adapted for radio and television productions.
Currently, Williamson works as a freelance writer for various companies, including Williams/Gerard Productions, Excel Productions, and Lynch Films. His Pelican titles include Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before
Christmas, Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas Coloring Book, and Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas Audiocassette. He lives in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Laurie, and his son, Colin, a college student who, like his father, writes professionally.