Gerard Marconi is a native of Baltimore, where he earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. He has studied fiction writing with such well known authors as Lee K. Abbott, Roxana Robinson, Jennifer Haigh, and T. Greenwood. His work has appeared in The Chattahoochee Review, The Tuscarora Review, and The Summerset Review. His short story “How the Dead Are Buried” was featured in the Spring 2012 issue of Mayday, an online magazine published by New American Press. His novel entitled “Gods and Heroes: Baltimore Stories” is available online as an e-book or in paperback.