Corwin Ericson is the author of the novel Swell (Dark Coast Press, 2011), which was an Amazon and Boston Globe bestseller. He lives in western Massachusetts where he works as a university lecturer. Work of his appears in a variety of publications, such as Fence, the Massachusetts Review, and Conduit. Checked Out OK was first published in jubilat and later reprinted in Harper’s Magazine and elsewhere. Ericson also built one of the stone walls outside of Flying Object.