Francisco Martínezcuello was born in Santo Domingo, República Dominicana and raised in Long Island, New York. He has been writing short stories and journaling since he was a teenager. His passion for literature and writing continued throughout his 20 years of Marine Corps service and helped him understand the impact of war on our nation’s veterans. He is an Into the Fire Writing Retreat Scholarship Recipient, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow, and a participating member of So Say We All and their monthly Greenroom Writers Workshop. He has been published in The War Horse, Split Lip Magazine, River Teeth: Beautiful Things, Incoming (forthcoming), Collateral Journal and the Dominican Writers Association. Publications and social media are posted on his website – www.themotorcyclewriter.com.