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Edward Belfar is the author of the novel A Very Innocent Man, published by Flexible Press in 2023.  His previous book, Wanderers, a collection of short stories, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in 2012.  One of the stories in the collection was chosen as the winning entry in the Sports Literature Association's fiction competition, while another was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His fiction and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Shenandoah, The Baltimore Review, Potpourri, Confrontation, Natural Bridge, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Tampa Review. As a reader for The Plentitudes, he reviews both fiction and nonfiction submissions. He earned his BA in history and MA in creative writing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his PhD in literature at Temple University. He lives with his wife in Maryland and can be reached through his website at www.edwardbelfar.com.