Douglas Light grew up in Indiana. His writing has appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, Identity Theory, Alaska Quarterly Review, failbetter, Pindeldyboz, and The Morning News. His fiction won an O. Henry Award, and was selected for the Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 anthology. His novel East Fifth Bliss (Behler Publications 2006) received the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction. Additionally, he was a founding editor of the literary journal Epiphany. His website is: www.douglaslight.com.