Michael Lund grew up in Rolla, Missouri, holds a PhD in literature from Emory University, and is Professor Emeritus of English at Longwood University in Virginia. He is the author of the Route 66 Novel Series, including Growing Up on Route 66 (1999); Route 66 to Vietnam: A Draftee's Story (2004), and eight other novels about Route 66, all published by BeachHouse Books. Michael served in the U.S. Army, 1969-1971. Michael's short story collection, HOW TO NOT TELL A WAR STORY, was recently released by MilSpeak Books. The title story will appear in WAR, LITERATURE AND THE ARTS: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE HUMANITIES, VOLUME 24, 2012.