Taylor M. Polites’ first novel, The Rebel Wife, was published by Simon & Schuster in February 2012. It was featured as a top ten pick in the February 2012 issue of O Magazine, the Oprah magazine, was an Okra Pick from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association, and received an honorable mention in the San Francisco Book Festival. His work has appeared in the anthologies Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (W.W. Norton, November 2013) and the upcoming Providence Noir (Akashic Books) as well as in local and regional arts and news publications including Provincetown Arts, artscope, and the Cape Codder. He graduated from the Wilkes University MFA in Creative Writing program in June 2010, where he was awarded the Norris Church Mailer Fellowship. He teaches in the Wilkes University Creative Writing MFA program, at Roger Williams University and the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his small Chihuahua Clovis.