Terry Persun received his MA in Creative Writing from SUNY Stony Brook. He has published five novels, two poetry collections, and a non-fiction book about the small press. His novel, Wolfs Rite, was nominated as the fiction book of the year by ForeWord magazine. The novel also won the POW! Book of the Year Award and a Star of Washington Award. His novel, Giver of Gifts, was a finalist in the USA Book News Best Books of the year. Terry's novel "Cathedral of Dreams" was a finalist in the ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Awards, and "Sweet Song" won a Silver IPPY Award. Terry is a Pushcart nominee.