Matthew Gidney lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife and 9 month-old son. He recently received an M.A. in English from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and will be teaching rhetoric and composition there and at Covenant College this fall. Full-time, Matthew works as the Director of Programming for the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee. In their free time, Matthew and his family enjoy taking walks along the Tennessee river and along the forested ridge behind their home.