Sam Slaughter received his B.A. from Elon University and his M.A. from Stetson University. He has had fiction and nonfiction published in Four Chambers, Touchstone, Drafthorse, and The Review Review, among others. He was a member of the 2014 Key West Literary Seminar Writers Workshop and was awarded the 2010 New Jersey Press Award for Feature Writing, the 2013 Ann Morris Award for Fiction, and the 2014 Touchstone Editor’s Award for Fiction. He is also the creator of the Tedx talk “Cannibalizing Friends and Family: Significance in Fiction Writing.” Sam can be found at www.samslaughterthewriter.com.
Allen Mendenhall is associate dean at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center. His books include Literature and Liberty (2014), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon (2017), The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington (2017) (editor), and Lines from a Southern Lawyer (2017). Visit his website at AllenMendenhall.com.