Culley Holderfield is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His fiction has appeared in Wildfire Magazine, Literally Stories, and Yellow Mama. His poetry has appeared in Earth and Soul: An Anthology of North Carolina Poetry, and Damfino Press. He is currently shopping two completed novels, The Storm from Afar, a spy thriller about what happens when a country out-sources intelligence to the lowest bidder, and Hemlock Hollow, an Appalachian family mystery set in the 1890s. He works in community development finance in Durham, North Carolina.