Jeffrey Allen Mays has published in Catapult/Topology Magazine, Please See Me, and God and Nature. His short story “Malefic” appeared in the 2013 eco-horror anthology Growing Concerns by Chupa Cabra House. His story Concho Diary won 1st place for contemporary fiction in the 2017 Texas Short Story Contest. His debut novel The Former Hero was published in 2014 by AEC Stellar Publishing and was the winner of the 2015 Texas Association of Authors Book Award, and was a finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards. Jeffrey received his MFA from Seattle Pacific University. He currently teaches writing as adjunct faculty at Concordia University Texas. He lives in Austin, Texas.