Geoffrey Smagacz writes from Mexico and South Carolina. A collection of his fiction, published under the title of A Waste of Shame and Other Sad Tales of the Appalachian Foothills (Wiseblood Books, 2013), won the 2014 Independent Publisher gold medal for Best Mid-Atlantic Regional Fiction. His rhymed and metered poetry has also been published in various literary magazines and e-zines, including The Society of Classical Poets, 14 by 14, and Dappled Things. Geoffrey’s latest novel, Reportedly Murdered: A Gregory Thackery Mystery (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2022) written under his nom de plume, Geoffrey Walters, is available through on-line venues. More at: www.geoffreywalters.com.