Robert James Russell is the author of the novellas Mesilla and Sea of Trees, and the chapbook Don't Ask Me to Spell It Out. He is a founding editor of the literary journals Midwestern Gothic and CHEAP POP. His work is in or forthcoming at Great Plains Quarterly, F(r)iction, Gulf Coast, Hobart, New South, and Passages North, among others. You can find his illustrations and writing at or on Twitter/Instagram at @robhollywood. More from this author →