Chris Gavaler’s novel in stories School for Tricksters was published by Southern Methodist University Press (2011) and his paperback suspense Pretend I’m Not Here by HarperCollins (2002). His short fiction appears in over three dozen national literary journals, including Prairie Schooner, New England Review, Hudson Review, and Witness. He is also a four-time winner of the Pittsburgh New Works Festival’s Outstanding Playwright award. He received an MFA from the University of Virginia and teaches creative writing, literature, and a seminar called Superheroes at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA.