Ryan W. Bradley has pumped gas, painted houses, swept a mechanic’s shop, done construction in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and managed a children’s bookstore. He now designs book covers and works in merchandising and marketing for an audiobook publisher. Born in Alaska, he received his MFA from Pacific University and lives in southern Oregon with his wife and two sons.

He is the author of eight books, including Prize Winners, Code for Failure; The Waiting Tide, and Winterswim. His new collection, Nothing but the Dead and Dying is out now in paperback and as an audiobook.