Bio: Tim Burkhardt is a journalist, poet, and fiction writer who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina. When he is not covering local culture or environmental issues for Asheville’s alternative newspaper Mountain Xpress, he likes to dispense with the facts and create surreal modern fantasies. He spends the rest of his time raising his two sons and their rescue cat, Keats. Tim has an eclectic resume. In past lives, he has been a carnival worker, a traveling comic book salesman, and a mortuary assistant. More recently, he was the stand-in for Sam Rockwell during the filming of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.