Tyler James Carroll is a father of four and a husband to his high school sweetheart. Their home is in a suburb of Dallas, where he works for the local fire department. Prior to that, he served as a combat medic for the US Army. He is currently pursuing his MFA in writing at Lindenwood University. He also co-founded an independent publishing company, Dead Reckoning Collective. His poems can be found in the collections Fact & Memory and In Love … &War: The Anthology of Poet Warriors.