James Driggers is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of Georgia; he received his MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After working as a film reviewer for the Santa Barbara Independent and as a food and travel writer for Santa Barbara Magazine, he returned to the mountains of North Carolina—teaching writing at UNC Asheville from 2001-2012; he also served as director of creative writing before retiring from the university. He is now teaching writing at Rollins College in Florida. He has also authored two plays, many short stories, some of which have appeared in The Greensboro Review, Rapid River Review, and in the 2010 Saints and Sinners Festival Anthology of new fiction. He currently lives in central Florida, where he is writing a novel set in the world of televangelism and faith healers.