Charlie Riccardelli graduated with his PhD in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas in 2018. He previously earned his MFA at William Paterson University and his BA at Susquehanna University. A New Jersey native, he currently lives in Denton, Texas where he is a professor for the Department of Technical Communication, as well as their academic advisor. He previously served as an editor/writer for American Microreviews and Interviews and assistant fiction editor for American Literary Review. His short stories and essays have appeared in various publications. He is currently seeking publication for his debut novel, a historical drama.