About the Author

William J. Cobb is a novelist, essayist, and short fiction writer whose work has been published in The New Yorker, The Mississippi Review, The Antioch Review, and many others. He’s the author of The Fire Eaters (1994), The White Tattoo (2002), Goodnight, Texas (2006), The Bird Saviors (2012), and most recently, The Lousy Adult (2013). He has reviewed books for the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, and the New York Times. He teaches writing at Penn State, lives in Pennsylvania and Colorado, and may be contacted at wjcobb@gmail.com.

The masthead image is a view of the Grand Tetons (one of my favorite places) from a scenic overlook on Highway 26, east of the Moran Junction area. What I like about this view: When you reach this spot, you’re almost there.