Clint Cargile has worked as an English
teacher, freelance writer, magazine editor, academic conference coordinator,
landscaper, dish washer, car washer, dog washer, and veterinary assistant. He
has a BA in English from the University of Alabama, an MFA in creative writing
from Southern Illinois University, and an MA in history with a concentration in
public history from Northern Illinois University, where he directs a creative
writing camp each summer with his wife Gillian. He lives with his wife and
daughter in DeKalb, Illinois.