Chuck Caruso, 19th-century Americanist and Edgar Allan Poe scholar, teaches in the Department of English at Marylhurst University. As an author of dark genre fiction, Caruso’s horror tales have been published in Cemetery Dance, Shroud, and Dark Discoveries, among other print magazines and anthologies. His western noir tales have been published by The Big Adios, Shotgun Honey, Flash Fiction Offensive, The Western Online and Fires on the Plain. The Lawn Job is his first published novel. Caruso lives in Vancouver, Washington.