Shane Burcaw grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Moravian College with an English degree. His uplifting memoir was shortlisted for the ALA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. He also writes as a freelancer for The Morning Call. His blog, <a href="http://laughingatmynightmare.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow">(Laughing At My Nightmare</a>) about the humor of living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, has over half a million followers. In his free time he enjoys running people over in his wheelchair, hanging out with his brother and friends, and traveling.