James Claffey hails from County Westmeath, Ireland, and lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria, CA. He is the author of Blood a Cold Blue, a collection of short fiction published by Press 53 of Winston-Salem, NC. An as yet untitled novel will be published in the spring/summer of 2014 by Thrice Publishing. His fiction and poetry appears in over 150 journals, magazines, and websites, and in countries as far-flung as India, New Zealand, and Ireland. He serves as a fiction editor at Literary Orphans and teaches high school for a living.
“Beggar in Time of Hardship” first appeared in print at Spork Press.