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 The Lousy Adult (2013). He has reviewed books for the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, and the New York Times. For over twenty-eight years he taught writing at Penn State and now lives in Colorado, and may be contacted at wjcobb@gmail.com.

The masthead image is a view of a buffalo ranch in Huerfano County, Colorado, in October 2023. It’s just east of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, close to where I have a home. The brilliant yellow-orange trees are cottonwoods.