Mark Tulin is an author, poet, short story writer who lives with his wife, Alice, in Santa Barbara, California. His stories and poetry reflect his gritty Philadelphia childhood, his career as a therapist, and his creative rebirth in California. Published in elephant journal, Page & Spine, Fiction on the Web, eFiction, Smokebox.net, Terror House Magazine, The New Reader Magazine, Amethyst Review, Falling Star Magazine, Santa Barbara Independent, The Family Therapy Magazine, Creative Writing Outloud podcast, Vita Brevis, Visitant, Spill Words, Friday Flash Fiction, and various anthologies. His two poetry books are Magical Yogis and Awkward Grace. His upcoming book of fiction is entitled The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories. All his books are available at Amazon. His website is www.crowonthewire.com.