After receiving his MFA in fiction from Washington University in St. Louis, Ryan Chapman headed north to the Chicago suburbs. There he met his wife, Rachael, and co-created a son, Alex. The three of them live in Aurora—along with two tabbies and a Maine Coon. Previous work can be found in SAGA, Flashquake, Hub City, and Bayou. Ryan also teaches English and coaches cross country and track & field at Aurora University.