Robert James Russell is the Pushcart Prize nominated author of Sea of Trees (Winter Goose Publishing, 2012). His work appears or is forthcoming in WhiskeyPaper, Gris-Gris, Joyland, Crime Factory, The Collagist, Thunderclap! Magazine, and LITSNACK, among others. He is the co-founding editor of the literary journal Midwestern Gothic, which aims to catalog the very best fiction of the Midwestern United States (an area he believes is ripe with its own mythologies and tall tales, yet often overlooked), as well as the micro-press MG Press. Find him online at robertjamesrussell.com.