Christopher Lirette, from Chauvin, Louisiana, has worked as an archery instructor, an offshore roustabout, a personal chef, and a lecturer at Cornell University. He is moving to Atlanta. You can find his writing online and in print journals. His website, christopherlirette.com, has many links. He practices Hung Ga, a southern Shaolin kung fu system. You can follow him on Twitter under his username CLImagiste.