Lou Gaglia is the author of Poor Advice and Other Stories (2015), which won the New Apple Literary Award for Short Story Fiction and the New York Festival Book Award for Fiction. His second collection, Sure Things & Last Chances(2016), was a Finalist for the Next Generation Book Award. His fiction has appeared in a variety of literary journals, including Eclectica, Columbia Journal, Lowestoft Chronicle, and Prime Number Magazine. He teaches in upstate New York and is a long-time T’ai Chi Ch’uan practitioner.