Michael Credico is the author of Heartland Calamitous (Autumn House Press). His short fiction has appeared widely in print and online, including Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, Columbia Journal, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Hobart, New Ohio Review, NOÖ Journal, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, and others. He earned an MFA in Fiction from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program at Cleveland State University. He has received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.