Timmy Reed is a writer, teacher, and native of Baltimore, Maryland. He received his MFA from University of Baltimore. Timmy is the author of the book Tell God I Don’t Exist, The Ghost That Surrounded Them, Miraculous Fauna, Star Backwards, and IRL. His short fiction has appeared in many places including Necessary Fiction, Atticus Review, Curbside Splendor, and Volume 1 Brooklyn, as well as featured in the Wigleaf Top 50 on multiple occasions. In 2015, he won the Baker Artist Semmes G. Walsh Award. He teaches English at Stevenson University and Community College of Baltimore County, and English as a second language at Morgan State University.