The Ground Catches Everything

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"Witty, sharp, and refreshingly off-beat. Helms is great at building a story that is literary and entertaining at the same time. Like a magic act, the story appears from thin air and materializes before your eyes."
Dustin Beutin

"I just this second finished your book and Dude. It. Was. So. Good. YOU KNOW."
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Russell Helms

Russell Helms has had stories in Sand, Drunken Boat, Litro, Versal, Bewildering Stories, The Moth and other journals. He writes, designs books, and holds a lectureship in English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is from Alabama and was born in Georgia. He has traveled a bit, including trips to Thailand, Ethiopia, and Haiti. He began his academic career as a nursing student in Birmingham, Alabama. Helms holds an MFA in creative writing from Bluegrass Writers Studio and is a graduate of Auburn (history) and Yale (public health).

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