Novelist and short story writer Jess Walter explores fathers and sons, addiction, creating a Statistical Abstract, finding inspiration in the grocery store, and writing from a pure place of empathy. ...more
Ann Ryles was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and a semi-finalist for the Ohio State University Press Non/Fiction Collection Prize and the Iowa Short Fiction & John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Her stories have appeared in The Minnesota Review, Your Impossible Voice, Midwestern Gothic, Gargoyle, and Konundrum Engine Literary Review. She lives in Moraga, California with her family.