Johnnie Rae Piper is born in a tarpaper house off a dirt road in the Texas panhandle just outside Amarillo. His mama raises and home schools him while his daddy, Tom, is off fighting in the Korean War. Tom comes home from Korea a changed man. He takes to drink and gambles away any money that comes his way.
James Shaffer was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and went to college in New York. He now resides in the UK. He's had thirty short stories published in online magazines. This is his first novella.