Tom Mula has taught in the Theatre Department at Columbia College Chicago as a Senior Lecturer and Artist-in-Residence since 1986. His plays W!, The Golem, and his work on Nicole Hollander's Sylvia's Real Good Advice were all recognized by the Joseph Jefferson Committee. His novel, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, was published in 1995 by Adams Media; it became a Chicago Tribune best-seller. The audio version was broadcast nationwide on NPR for six seasons; the play premiered in 1998 at the Goodman Theatre and received the Cunningham Prize from the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul. Since then, it has received hundreds of productions internationally. Mula's acting credits include seven seasons as Goodman Theatre's Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and a Jeff Award for his performance in Hot Mikado. His story "Graven Images" appeared in Hair Trigger 31 and received a Certificate of Merit. He received an MFA in Fiction Writing from CCC.