When not traveling, Hickory Cole spends his time in North Texas with his wife and two children, stealing as much time away to devote to his writing as he can. Cole drew his inspiration for his novel, Little, from a family vacation spent in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He is also an avid football fan and currently serves as commissioner of his family's fantasy football league. (Go Motherboy!)
You can sample several of Hickory Cole's short stories available for free on Smashwords.com.