Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in central Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. His new novel, Tetched (meaning “touched in the head”), has been printed by Behler Publications. His first novel, Roughhouse (Kaya Press, New York), was a finalist for the Members¹ Choice of the Asian American Literary Awards. His work has been anthologized in Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He won the Friday slam one time at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and was selected to read in the former home of East German President Erich Honecker in Berlin. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter. His web site can be found at www.thaddeusrutkowski.com.