Charles Dodd White was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in both the city and the woods. He currently lives with his wife and boys in Candler, North Carolina. He has been a Marine, a fishing guide, and a journalist. He is the recepient of the Jean Ritchie Fellowship, an individual artist grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, and is the author of the novels  A Shelter of Others (2014) and Lambs of Men (2010), as well as the story collection Sinners of Sanction County (2011). He is at work on a new novel called Feasts of the Sun. He teaches English at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.