George Bailey received my B.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago, his M A in English from De Paul University and his Ph. D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago, he teaches Speech, English Composition and American Literature and he coordinates the Speech Program. His short fiction and articles on a variety of topics have appeared in New Chicago Stories, Chicago Works: A New Collection of Chicago Authors' Best Stories, West Side Stories (Ed,. Chicago Sun Times, Fra Noi, New City, The Chicago Journal. His choreopoem, For the 13, was adapted by Zebra Crossing and performed at the Theater Building in Chicago. He lives in Oak Park, IL with his wife Linda and his sons, Nathan and Jared. He is a Blues and Jazz musician. One of his research interests is the Buffalo Soldiers, a term given to African-American men who fought for the U.S. government against Native Americans during the late 19th century. He gives presentations and dramatic performances at public libraries and schools based on his research.