Jason Skipper grew up in Texas and has worked as a bartender, snowboard instructor, and freelance journalist. He studied in the Master’s program at Miami University and in the PhD in Creative Writing program at Western Michigan University, where he was fiction editor of Third Coast. His stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Hotel Amerika and Mid-American Review, with awards and recognition from Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, and Crab Orchard Review. In addition, he is the recipient of grants from Artist Trust and the Vermont Studio Center, as well as nominations for the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses and Best of the Web anthologies. He teaches creative writing and literature at Pacific Lutheran University and lives in Tacoma, Washington.