John Lauricella was born in Bron, New York, and grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, where he attended the public schoo. He studied fiction-writing with Frederick Busch at Colgate University, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated Later, he earned an M.F.A. in creative writing and a Ph.D. in English at Yal University. He is the writer of ( McFarland& amp; Company, 1999), and chapters of that book have been reprinted in ( Gale Research) and ( Gale/Cengage Learning). Lauricella has published short fiction in and He is the uthor of the thriller,;; and all published by Irving Place Editions. He has short fiction forthcoming in The manuscript of his new ovel, " Unforgettable, " awaits consideration by several independent imprints. He has taught fiction-writing, expository writing, and personal essay writing ( as well as courses in the American novel, British modernism, and the poetry and prose of Renaissance England) at several colleges and universities. Other episodes of past meager gainful employment include stints as a library archivist, golf caddie, commercial freelance writer, proofreader, and copy-editor. He has lived in Ithaca, NY, since 2001.