Salvatore Buttaci is an obsessive-compulsive writer who plies his craft many hours a day. His poems, stories, articles, and letters have appeared widely in publications that include New York Times, U. S. A. Today, The Writer, Cats Magazine, and Christian Science Monitor. He was the recipient of the $500 Cyber-wit Poetry Award in 2007. His collection of short fiction, Flashing My Shorts, is available from All Things That Matter Press at http:// allthingsthatmatterpress.com His collection, Haiku Encounters, is an e-book available at http://greatamericanstoryhouse.com/category/poetry Buttaci can be visited at http://salvatorebuttaci.wordpress.com He lives with his wife Sharon in West Virginia.