Robert (R.P.) Thead is a native of Demopolis, Alabama, and is based in Washington, D.C. This spring, he is editing and leading an essay anthology titled "Millennials Speak. Essays on the 21st Century." He released his first novel, "The Sovereign Soil," last fall. You can find him at www.rpthead.com and @RP_Thead. Feel free to contact him via his website or Twitter.