Chad W. Lutz was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1986 and raised in the neighborhood suburb of Stow. Alumna of Kent State University’s English program. Chad earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Mills College. Their writing has been featured in KYSO Flash, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Haunted Waters Press, and was awarded the 2017 prize in literary fiction by Bacopa Review. Chad took second overall at the 2016 Two Cities Marathon in Fresno, CA, and has competed in five Boston Marathons.