A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Torrance Stephens grew up in Castalia Heights and South Parkway area of Memphis. This self professed and proud country boy from south Memphis began writing in elementary school. His work has appeared in print and publications such as NOMMO, Creative Loafing, Rolling Out, Talking Drum, the North Avenue Review and other periodicals. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, he graduated from Hamilton High School and attended Morehouse College where he studied, psychology, biology and chemistry. He received a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Measurement from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in Counseling from Clark Atlanta University. Torrance currently lives in Palmetto, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. A single parent, he spends much of his time with his son and coaching little league baseball and basketball. Selected works by this author: A Matter of Attention, Fast and Gamin', For U Who Left Me While I Slept, Butter Brown, Rockstar, Stud, Gigolo.