Carlos Perez has a M.A. in English from the University of Missouri—Kansas City (a professional writing degree in playwriting and screenwriting) and a B.F.A. in Speech and Theatre from Avila University. He was a full-time tenured college professor for 13 years, teaching English, theater, public speaking, and creative writing. Besides being a freelance writer, he’s also an adjunct college instructor, teaching screenwriting, English, and public speaking. His recognized stage plays include Caught Between Two Worlds, published by Dramatic Publishing and Folktales for Fun, published by Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Carlos’ latest stage play In Hyding, an adaptation of the novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, recently received a staged reading at the Monster Box Theater in Waterford, Michigan, while his original play Cleansing Acts placed in the 2015 William Faulkner Literary Competition. A full production Cleansing Acts premiered at the 2013 LaBute New Theatre Festival in St. Louis, Missouri by the St. Louis Actors’ Studio, and was named winner of the Riverfront Times newspaper’s Best of 2013 Stage Plays. Also, his one act stage play Two Good Reasons placed second the 2016 William Faulkner Literary Awards, giving him two years in a row of success for that competition. His fiction has been published in Potpourri, Midwest Medical Ethics, Prism, Imagine This!, Number One, and The Ecphorizer. Carlos’ eight produced screenplays as a writer-for-hire include: 666 The Ritual, Don’t Go in the Cellar, Monster: The Prehistoric Project, and Vamps and the City. His short story The Carpet recently appeared in Penny, a literary e-zine that’s now gone into print. His published short story collections include: Tales from a Disturbed Mind, School Days, and 24 Tales to Pass the Time, along with his adult oriented novella, Playland, a modern morality tale of a young married man who goes astray with disastrous results.