Nicky Pessaroff is a writer and editor who lives in New Mexico with his wife, son, cat, and dog. He possesses an MFA in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University. By day, he is Editor-in-Chief of Pen World Magazine. By night, he sleeps. Also by day, he writes fiction that he hopes challenges our preconceived notions of what is “genre” fiction and what is “literary” fiction because the arbitrary boundaries created by the literati elite are self-serving and false.