Born in 1978 and currently residing in Colorado, J. A. Tyler is the author of nine novel(la)s of poetic fiction. His work has been published in some of the nation's top literary journals including Black Warrior Review, Redivider, Cream City Review, Diagram, Fairy Tale Review, Columbia Poetry Review, and New York Tyrant and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and cited in Dzanc Books's Best of the Web series, Wake Forest's &Now series, Wigleaf's Top 50 Very Short Fictions, and the StorySouth Million Writers Award.