Taylor M. Polites lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his small Chihuahua Clovis. His first novel, The Rebel Wife, was published by Simon & Schuster and his work has appeared in anthologies as well as arts and news publications. He is a partner with Ann Hood and Hester Kaplan in Goat Hill, a collaboration dedicated to bringing writers and writing professionals to Southern New England, and works with local organizations to cultivate storytelling and community in his home city. He is a graduate of the Wilkes University Creative Writing MA/MFA program where he was awarded the Norris Church Mailer Fellowship. He teaches in the Wilkes University Creative Writing MFA program and at the Rhode Island School of Design.