Samuel Autman is an assistant professor of English at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he specializes in the personal essay and journalism. His work has also appeared in The Chalk Circle, Under the Gum Tree, Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, Postcard Memoirs, I’m Black & I Travel and The St. Louis Beacon. He is currently working on Sanctified: A Memoir. An excerpt of that manuscript has been made into a short film called "A Long Walk." www.alongwalkscreenings.com or at www.samuelautman.com.