Chris Belden attended the University of Michigan, where he received a BA in Film & Video Studies. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including American Short Fiction, SN Review, and Skidrow Penthouse. He is cowriter of the feature film Amnesia, and has also written extensively for the stage. His novel, Shriver, will be published by Touchstone in September 2015. He received an MFA from Fairfield University, where he also taught writing. He has also taught at such nontraditional venues as senior centers, soup kitchens, and a maximum-security prison. Chris lives in Connecticut with his family.