Tom Andes was born and raised in New Hampshire, educated in New Orleans and San Francisco, and recently fled California for the foothills of the Ozarks, where he is assiduously avoiding employment.  His work has appeared or will appear in Mirage #4/Period(ical); in Transfer; and in News from the Republic of Letters.  Most evenings, he may be found wandering the quiet country lanes in the Fayetteville area, listening to the Drive-by Truckers on his headphones.