Zachary J. George is finishing his thesis in preparation to earn an MFA in fiction writing from the University of New Orleans. This project, a novel called Four Days to the Mile, follows the life of an Amerasian born in Vietnam in 1967 up through 2002. George has taught English in South Korea, Vietnam, and Prague. It was during his travels in 2002 that he first became interested in the Vietnamese people and the strength of their character. George worked on Voices Rising and Voices Rising II as assistant editor to Rebeca Antoine. He also gathered stories for the two books through interviews with victims of Hurricane Katrina. George ‘s short story What Cats Do is forthcoming in the fall issue of Inkwell Journal. He worked for Faiyo Magazine in Prague, writing a bi-weekly story for each issue and has just begun a gardening column for Nola Defender, a new online magazine focusing on New Orleans.