Michael Jasper is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop and the North Carolina State Creative Writing Program. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and two sons. He’s the author of the rural fantasy novel A Gathering of Doorways, and the short story collection Gunning for the Buddha. His fiction has appeared in such venues as Asimov’s SF, Strange Horizons, Writers of the Future, O. Henry Festival Stories, and The Raleigh News & Observer. His website is at www.michaeljasper.net. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.