Randal Eldon Greene is the author of the novel Descriptions of Heaven (Harvard Square Editions, 2016). A native of the northern plains, Randal grew up in small-town Nebraska and later attended the University of South Dakota where he earned his Bachelor’s in English and Anthropology. His first four short stories were published in 2010. His fiction and other writing has since appeared in various publications such as 3:AM Magazine, America’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, as|peers, Flash Fiction Addiction Anthology, Literally Literally, Lit Up, Monkeybicycle, Public House Magazine, Spelk, StoryFinds, This is Writing, Train Lit Mag, and Unbroken Journal.
In his spare time Randal likes to cook, read, and hang out with Libby, the coolest middle school teacher in the world, who also happens to be his wife. He is employed full time as a seeing eye human for his blind miniature schnauzer, Missy.
Randal believes the world of Literary Arts is an active and thriving place, and he wants to get his hands in the ink. In the past, Randal worked as a prose submissions reader for South Dakota Review and Heart & Mind Zine. In 2005 he engineered and produced Microwave Souls, an album of spoken-word poetry, distributed by the Vermillion Literary Project. He also co-founded the Vermillion Writers’ Guild and served as its president for two years. He’s a member of Sigma Tau Delta—the national English Honors Society. He wrote a children’s readers’ theater play, Humpty Dumpty Goes to the Beach, which was performed in 2015 and 2016 by Libby’s ESL summer school class for their Books on the Beach celebration.
Randal recently completed writing a collection of short stories in dialogue. He is seeking a book publisher for the collection while he polishes up and sends out the individual dialogues to magazines, reviews, zines, and journals. He’s also working on novel that revolves around a rock band. You can find more about this book by checking out his WIP Wednesday posts.
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