Christine Utz completed her MFA in fiction at Adelphi University. It was probably one of the best decisions she has made in her 26 years of existence. Now, she is able to work for an hourly wage that, while seemingly high, doesn’t pay for the time spent outside the classroom grading essays and answering drunken student emails. Her sarcasm belies her true love for teaching. When she isn’t in the classroom she SHOULD be writing, but she is more likely watching videos of horse racing on YouTube, which she can defend as research for her novel. If you care to read her other work, it can be found in MARY: A Journal of New Literature, Joyland, Cellar Door Anthology, BorderSenses, Curbside Quotidian, and Fiction Fix. She is also a contributing author to Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America. Presently she resides in Brooklyn, New York.