Jeffrey Allen Mays is the author of The Former Hero and his writing has appeared in Newsbyrd, Catapult/Topology, LITLAG, God & Nature, and Z-composition. He is the official blogger for The Austin Athenaeum. His short story Malefic was published in the eco-horror anthology titled Growing Concerns published by Chupa Cabra House Publishing. His short story “Concho Diary” was a Texas Author’s Association contest winner and included in Short Stories by Texas Authors, Vol. 3. Jeffrey is received his MFA degree in Fiction at Seattle Pacific University in 2020. Born in Memphis, he now lives in Austin, Texas.