Chris Slaughter has been with EGW Publishing, Inc. for 23 years. In the last 15 years, his work flow has included proof reading and assisting the editors, and in 2014, he joined the poetry group as the Coordinating Editor. His love of reading began with fantasy and sci-fi novels as a child, as well as Shel Silverstein's books of childrens poetry. He enjoys sharing children's poetry with his nieces and nephews, which has strengthened their imaginations, as well as his own. Since then, his interests have grown to encompass a larger array of genres. He lives in California with his wife and two dogs. He is an associate member of the Academy of American Poets.