Michael Lockett has a B.A. in Communication from Clarion University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Carlow University. He’s a lover of the short story and inspired by the works of Breece D’J Pancake, Lewis Nordan, and Catherin Mansfield. His stories are published in the Northern Appalachian Review, Prometheus Dreaming, Twisted Vine, Hive Avenue, Taint Taint Taint, Matthew's Place through the Matthew Shepard Foundation, History Through Fiction, and Quarter Press. He’s a former Peace Corps volunteer who served in Mauritania, West Africa. Originally from Central PA, he now lives in the Northside of Pittsburgh with his partner, cats, and birds.