An American writer, he’s most widely known for such brief story collections as Thanks for visiting the Arrow-Catcher Reasonable as well as the All-Girl Football Team. He received his M.A. from Mississippi Condition School and his Ph.D. from Auburn School in Alabama. His book, Wolf Whistle, gained the Southern Reserve Award. He grew up by parents Lemuel and Sara Bayles in Mississippi. He and Gunter Lawn both wrote functions that included components of magic realism.