Richard Parks published his first story in Amazing in 1981. He has published over fifty more in the years since. His two collections to date are The Ogre’s Wife: Fairy Tales for Grownups (2002) and Worshipping Small Gods (2007). A third, On the Banks of the River of Heaven, is due in 2010. Other books by Parks include the novella Hereafter and After (2007) and a novel, The Long Look (2008). Richard Parks lives in Mississippi with his wife and a varying number of cats.