Mark Vinz is the author of several books of poetry , the most recent of which are Mixed Blessings and Late Night Calls. His short fiction has appeared in several magazines and in newspapers via five PEN Syndicated Fiction awards. He teaches at Moorhead State University in Moorhead. Dave Williamson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1934 and currently makes the city his home. Primarily a writer of (comic) fiction, Dave has also worked in the genres of drama (for TV and stage), reviews and non-fiction. Formerly the Dean of Business and Applied Arts at Red River College, Dave has also served as President of the Manitoba Writers' Guild, Chair of the Writers' Union of Canada and a member of the Winnipeg International Writers' Festival advisory committee."