Todd Mercer is the Senior Editor of Dunes Review, a literary journal based in Traverse City, Michigan. He's published two collections of poetry: Sheets of Sound (2002) and Box of Echoes (2007), which won the Michigan Writers Cooperative Press contest. A juror of Poets' Night Out and a two-time judge of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, Mercer broke into reviewing at, then provided review coverage for over 300 books for ForeWord Magazine. His education is  in the fields of sociology, psychology and political economics.

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