Patrick Lombardi was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., with a bachelor’s in English. He is currently a full-time employee with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and a freelance writer and photographer based out of Central New Jersey. He has been published on outlets such as BestofNJ.com, MyCentralJersey.com, Courier News, Home News Tribune, NJ.com, Odyssey Online, BuzzFeed, Patch.com, The Times of Trenton, The News Hub, and the Hillsborough Beacon. In August 2018, he published his first book, Junk Sale, which features a collection of humorous short stories and essays. You can find him on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.