Jack Smith has published four novels, including Hog to Hog, which won the 2007 George Garrett Fiction Prize and was published by Texas Review Press in 2008 and, most recently, Miss Manners for War Criminals (Serving House Books). His short fiction and reviews have appeared widely. His creative writing book, Write and Revise for Publication: A 6-Month Plan for Crafting an Exceptional Novel and Other Works of Fiction, was published in 2013 by Writer’s Digest Books. His coauthored nonfiction environmental book entitled Killing Me Softly was published by Monthly Review Press in 2002. Smith was fiction editor of The Green Hills Literary Lantern for twenty-five years and has taught philosophy and ethics for twenty years at North Central Missouri College.