Eric Eller, Senior Writer and Live Performances Editor, is a recovering chemical engineer. After more than enough years puttering around chemical plants, scholarly publishing sounded like more fun and he now works in Publications for the American Chemical Society. Somewhere along the way he got an MA in Liberal Studies from the College of Notre Dame, kick-starting his interest in literature.

Eric lives in western Maryland, where his wife wages a constant war against an ever-encroaching horde of books that threatens to leave no room for their dogs and cats. When not reading, he can be found wandering through Civil War battlefields with his Cardigan Welsh Corgis. You can e-mail him here.