Rich Chiappone is the author of three story collections. His stories have appeared in Playboy, the Sun, The Catamaran Literary Review, Missouri Review, South Dakota Review, ZYZZYVA and other magazines, and have been presented on BBC radio. Chiappone teaches in the MFA program at University of Alaska Anchorage. He is a former senior associate editor at Alaska Quarterly Review. He lives in Homer, Alaska with his wife and cats.