Henry Hitz taught pre-school for 30 years in the San Francisco public schools and recently retired from 15 years of organizing parents in the Oakland public schools. He lives in Oakland with his wife, his son, two sisters, two dogs, a cat, and various Airbnb visitors and spends an increasing amount of time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was recently elected treasurer of the California Writers Club Berkeley Branch. He has published stories in Cube Literary Magazine, Magnolia Review, Scarlet Leaf, and Moonfish. His first novel, Tales of Monkeyman, won the Walter Van Tilburg Clark Prize. His novel White Knight was published in January 2016 by Wordrunner Press.