Dennis McFadden grew up in Brookville, a small town in western Pennsylvania very much like the fictional Hartsgrove of Jimtown Road. He’s a graduate of Allegheny College and is a project manager for the state of New York. He lives and writes in an old farmhouse called Mountjoy on Bliss Road, just up Peaceable Street from Harmony Corners in upstate New York. His stories have appeared in dozens of publications, including The Missouri Review, New England Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Sewanee Review, Fiction, Crazyhorse, PRISM international, The South Carolina Review, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and The Best American Mystery Stories. His first collection, Hart’s Grove, was published by Colgate University Press in 2010.