Brooks Rexroat has earned paychecks as a print journalist, coach, teacher, performing songwriter, and copywriter. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has returned to teach writing after residing in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Alabama, and Ireland. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University and his work has been included in publications such as The Montreal Review, The Prague Revue, Midwestern Gothic, Matchbook Literary Magazine, Weave Magazine and The Telegraph (U.K.) Short Story Competition. His novel-in-progress examines life in a southeastern Kentucky mining community. Visit Brooks online at http://www.brooksrexroat.com.