Vinnie Wilhelm is a native of New Haven, Connecticut. His short fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. He spent many years trying to write an extremely long novel that eventually broke his spirit, at which point he ran off to Hollywood and became a TV writer. Now he's a TV writer who gets up very early in the morning to work on his novel, in the same way that Sisyphus got up very early in the morning to push his rock up a hill. The novel is still much too long.