Jeffrey Carney earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College and a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he completed three additional years of graduate study in Composition and Rhetoric. For over thirty years he taught English composition, ESL, literature, film, and creative writing to students in Illinois and Utah. For ten years he directed a tutoring center at Snow College in Utah. His novel The Adventures of Michael MacInnes was selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 2007. Kirkus Reviews called it “A rip-roaring, action-packed spin on the comic books and adventure stories of yore.” Jeffrey joined the Writing Center Program at Nazarbayev University in 2019.