Eli Cranor played quarterback at Ouachita Baptist University while majoring in English Literature. By twenty-six, he was the head football coach of a small high school near the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. These days, he's traded in the pigskin for a laptop, writing from Arkansas where he lives with his wife and daughter. He writes a weekly column for The Courier and was awarded the 2018 Robert Watson Literary Prize by The Greensboro Review. Eli is currently at work on a novel.