C.W. Cannon is the author of four novels, Soul Resin, French Quarter Beautification Project, Sleepytime Down South, and Katrina Means Cleansing, all set in his hometown of New Orleans. He attended and graduated from New Orleans Public Schools: McDonogh 15, Gregory, Franklin, and NOCCA. After many years away (mainly in Chicago and Germany), he returned to New Orleans in 1999. He was the 2009-2010 Fulbright Professor of American Civilization at Université Cheikh-Anta-Diop in Dakar, Sénégal. He resides in Faubourg Marigny and teaches at Loyola University New Orleans.