Patrick Dacey holds an MFA from Syracuse University. He has taught English at several universities in the U.S. and Mexico, and has worked as a reporter, landscaper, door-to-door salesman, and most recently on the overnight staff at a homeless shelter and detox center. His stories have been featured in "Zoetrope All-Story", "Guernica, Bomb" magazine, and "Salt Hill" among other publications. Originally from Cape Cod, he currently lives in Virginia. "We've Already Gone This Far" is his first book.