Christopher Swann is chair of the English Department at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Atlanta, where he has taught English for 21 years. He attended Woodberry Forest School, an all male boarding school in Virginia, for all four years of high school. He has a B.A. with honors from Washington and Lee University, an M.A. in English/creative writing from the University of Missouri Columbia, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. He now lives in Sandy Springs with his wife and two sons.