Greg Baldino is a journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in many international publications, including Newcity, Booklist, Skin Two, City Pulse, the Writer, Sequential Tart, Bleeding Cool, Fictionary, and Rain Taxi; and in the anthologies War: The Human Cost and Batman desde la periferia. In Chicago, he has presented and produced events for the Center for Book and Paper Arts, Instituto Cervantes, Creative Nonfiction Week, and the Columbia College Chicago Library. As a teacher he founded the Planet F.I.C.T.I.O.N. Writers Group and the Flash Fridays Writing Workshop, and has volunteered with 826 Chicago and Young Chicago Authors. He is a graduate of the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.