About the Author
Ran Walker is the author of three novels (B-Sides and Remixes, 30 Love, and Mojo's Guitar), as well as two short story collections (Secrets & Cures and 16 Bars). His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies. He is the recipient of a 2005 artist grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts and an Artist Mini-Grant in 2006, and he has also served as an Artist-in-Residence with the Commission. Ran is a past participant in the Hurston-Wright Writers Week Workshop and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Callaloo Writers Workshop. Ran lives in Virginia with his wife and much better half, Lauren. He can be reached via his website, www.ranwalker.com.