Christopher T. George was born in Liverpool, England in 1948. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, near Johns Hopkins University with his wife Donna and two cats. Chris is a War of 1812 historian, Ripperologist, songwriter and poet. Editor of the Desert Moon Review poetry workshop and a co-editor of the electronic and print magazine Loch Raven Review. He is the lyricist for Jack-The Musical: The Ripper Pursued with French composer Erik Sitbon. Chris is an editor for Ripperologist magazine and author of the forthcoming A to Z of Jack the Ripper and the Jews.  This fall Chris will be appearing at the Whitechapel Society convention in London on the weekend of 1-2 October (http://www.whitechapelsociety.com/conference/) as well as at the upcoming Jack the Ripper Through a Wider Lens conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia on 28-29 October (http://drexel.edu/honors/conferences/jtr).    Chris will also teach a short course on the Ripper case in the Kaleidoscope program at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore in late October and early November (catalog available for download at http://www.rpcs.org/Kaleidoscope/pdfs/Fall_2011_Catalog.pdf).