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. His short story “Concho Diary” was a contest winner and included in Short Stories by Texas Authors, vol. 3. Jeffrey is currently an MFA candidate in Fiction at Seattle Pacific University. Born in Memphis, he now lives in Austin, Texas.