Matt Fazio and Josh Malacki

Matt Fazio is not a bestselling author, but he hopes to be one someday. He teaches Composition and Communication courses at various universities in the Pittsburgh area and is a marketer for an accounting and consulting firm. When he isn’t writing, teaching, or marketing, he’s likely researching fantasy baseball stats (2012 League Champion), playing songs on guitar (exclusively early 2000s pop punk), or quoting the entirety of Willy Wonka (the Gene Wilder version, of course). He received a BA in English Studies from Robert Morris University, an MA in English Literature from Slippery Rock University, and a PhD in Rhetoric from Duquesne University. Matt lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife, Erica, and two children, Thea and Josie.

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Josh Malacki lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and received a BA in English from Robert Morris University. He is left-handed. His hair is brown. He is terrible at writing third-person author bios, as you likely figured out, or at least suspected, when he told you he was left-handed, or certainly no later than when he informed you of his hair color (brown). Nevertheless, he promises you that Detours and Designs is a lot better than this bio. Although Josh’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in a handful of publications, he is best known for his fifth-grade D.A.R.E. essay, which won first place in a landslide. Detours and Designs is his first novel.

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