David James Keaton’s fiction has appeared in over 100 publications, and his first collection, Fish Bites Cop! Stories to Bash Authorities (Comet Press), was named The Short Story Collection of the Year by This Is Horror. His second collection of short fiction, Stealing Propeller Hats from the Dead (PMMP) received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly, who said, “Decay, both existential and physical, has never looked so good.” His novels, The Last Projector (Broken River Books) and Pig Iron (Burnt Bridge) have also been optioned for film. Recently, he was the co-editor of the anthology Hard Sentences: Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz (Broken River Books), and he teaches composition and creative writing at Santa Clara University in California. He can be found at davidjameskeaton.com.