Byron F. Aspaas is Diné. He is Red Running into the Water; born for Bitter Water. Aspaas earned his degrees from the Institute of American Indian Arts. His hopes are to influence those along his literary journey as a storyteller. His work is tangled in journals and anthologies. Currently, Aspaas is working on a collection of essays, a collection of short stories, and a collection of poetry. He lives just northwest of the Four Sacred Mountains of Dinétah with his partner, his over-loving cats, and ever-adorable dogs.