Charles Dodd White was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1976. He currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where he teaches writing and literature at South College. He has been a Marine, a fishing guide, and a newspaper journalist. He is the author of the story collection, Sinners of Sanction County, the novel, Lambs of Men, and co-editor of the contemporary Appalachian short story anthology Degrees of Elevation. His work has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, The Collagist, Fugue, The Louisville Review, North Carolina Literary Review, PANK, Tusculum Review, and other publications.