“Not everyone will like me. But there will be those who will accept me just for what I am. I will develop myself to such a point of excellence, intelligence and brilliance that I can see through any problem and deal with any crisis. I will become such a master of my own abilities and career that there will be a place for me. People of all races will need me and not be able to do without me.” 

—Mr. Spock/Leonard Nimoy


Dennis R. Upkins is a speculative fiction author, digital artist, model, equal rights activist, journalist, herald, and a hopeless comic book geek.  A proud Atlanta Ga. native, Upkins knew at an early age that storytelling was his calling. In 2011, his debut novel, Hollowstone, was released by Parker Publishing. His sophomore title, West of Sunset, was also released by Parker Publishing in 2014.

Both Upkins and his content have been featured in Harvard Political Law, Bitch Media, MTV News, Mental Health Matters, The Nerds of Color, Prism Comics,, Geeks Out, Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, Salon, The Connect Magazine, OUTvoices, Yoppvoices, Sniplits, and Spyfunk: Anthology.

When he isn’t busy working (which is almost never) he enjoys raising money and donating to notable charities such as the St. Jude’s Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project, Black Lives Matter, and Youth PRIDE Inc.

A compulsive high performing overachiever, the personal mantra for Upkins can be summed up in four simple words: Be Your Own Superhero.