David Crouse is an award-winning short story writer and teacher. His collection of short fiction, Copy Cats, received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was nominated for the Pen-Faulkner. A second collection, The Man Back There, by Sarabande Books was awarded the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. His stories have appeared in some of the country’s most well regarded journals, including The Greensboro Review, Chelsea, Quarterly West, and The Beloit Fiction Journal. His comic book writing has been anthologized in The Darkhorse Book of the Dead, published by Darkhorse Comics. His recently completed collection of short fiction, I'm Here: Alaska Stories, is currently searching for a publisher.