Tad Bartlett was born in Ankara, Turkey; grew up in Selma, Alabama; and married into New Orleans. His fiction has appeared in Baltimore Review, Carolina Quarterly, and Bird’s Thumb, among others. His non-fiction has appeared in Chautauqua Literary Journal, Writing Disorder, and the online Oxford American. He’s twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Tad received his MFA from the Creative Writing Workshop at UNO. He is a founding member of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance.