Samuel Autman's longest distance traveled was not by land, sea or air, but the journey from St. Louis Post-Dispatch paperboy to staff writer there, and later the trip from journalist to college professor. His first literary impulse as a child was writing personal essays for church newsletters and school newspapers.  He’s now Associate Professor of English at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.  His work has appeared in The Kept Secret: The Half-Truth in Nonfiction, The Chalk Circle: Prizewinning Intercultural Essays, Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call, Ninth Letter, The Common Reader, Under the Gum Tree, The Little Patuxent Review, Bonfires, PANORAMA: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, Memoir Magazine, Brevity and The St. Louis Anthology. 

He can be reached at sautman(at)depauw.edu.

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