Kevin Lavey received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from College of Notre Dame of Maryland. He now teaches in an inner city public school in Baltimore, MD. His short stories appear in Amelia, Dan River Anthology, Licking River Review, Z Miscellaneous, Samisdat, Slipstream, and others. Kevin won an Artist of the Year for Fiction 2000 Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. He also placed among the winners in the short-short story competition sponsored by Artscape, an arts festival in Baltimore; his entry is now included in the 2001 Artscape chapbook. Kevin has been a member of The Authors Guild since 1985.