Todd S. Wonkka was born in 1976 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. At eleven he moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Small town life wasn’t for him, so at eighteen he hit the road, went west, lived in Arizona, Colorado, and eventually California. He lived in Los Angeles from 1998 to 2010, spending much of that time as a musician. Aside from writing, Todd currently teaches tennis in San Diego. His wife and two kids occupy the rest of his time. With regard to writing influences, he tends to favor Bukowski, Celine, Fante, Palahniuk, Elmore Leonard, Salinger, Vonnegut, Burroughs, Easton-Ellis, McInerney, and Hunter S. Thompson. Under The Rug is Todd’s first novel, inspired by the ones that’ll take a punch for you.