Spencer Hyde worked at a therapeutic boarding school before earning his MFA at Brigham Young University and his PhD at University of North Texas. He wrote his debut novel, Waiting for Fitz, while working as a Teaching Fellow in Denton, Texas. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Bellevue Literary Review, Five Points, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor of Fiction at Brigham Young University. Spencer and his wife, Brittany, are the parents of four children.