Carl Bettis is a software developer and writer in Kansas City, Missouri, where he lives with his wife, their daughter, and a variable number of pets who have an assortment of personality disorders. His works have appeared in such periodicals as Thorny Locust, Daily Science Fiction, Paper + Ink and I-70 Review, as well as the anthologies Chance of a Ghost, 365 Days, 365 Days: Vol. 2, Quick Shivers from the Midwest and The Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers. He is an associate editor for The Same literary magazine and is a member of the Riverfront Readings Committee.