Garth Wolkoff was fired from an upscale restaurant in LA at the age of 19 for spilling water on a elderly guests. Later, he worked as a dishwasher and pizza counter server in Santa Cruz, California. He has an MFA from the University of Maryland in Fiction Writing, and has published writing in the Indiana Review, Kereem, Downtown Brooklyn, San Francisco Examiner, and other publications. He will have a story published later this year in the magazine Bull. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches high school.