Charles G. Thompson, a Pushcart Prize nominee, lives in Los Angeles, California where he writes fiction, nonfiction, plays, and memoir. His work has appeared or is upcoming in The Rumpus, Business Insider, Advocate.com, Los Angeles, Times, Washington Post, The Independent (UK), Kelp Journal,The Maine Review, STORGY Magazine, Writers Resist, Five:2:One, Cowboy Jamboree, Full Grown People, The Offbeat, Chicago Tribune/Printers Row Journal, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. His work also appears in the anthologies Made in L.A., Vol. 2 and Writers Resist: The Anthology 2018. Four of his short stories were included in the 2017 New Short Fiction series. He was named a finalist in the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s 2015 Fiction Contest. His short play Cherry won two playwriting awards. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside/Palm Desert. He is currently working on a novel about family loyalty and identity politics. Follow him on Twitter at @cgregthompson and Instagram at @cgregorythompson, or visit him at cgregorythompson.com.