About James Loyd:
About James Loyd:
Mary Adkins is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times and the Atlantic. A native of the American South and a graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School, she lives in New York City with her family. She also teaches storytelling for The Moth.
About When You Read This:
Billy Copeland grew up on ranches in South Texas around Beeville and San Antonio. Yes, in the 40s and 50s there were still ranches close to San Antonio! He went to Northside High School and was President of the 1954 class. He was drafted into the army in November, 1954, and served two years in Germany. After the army he went to San Antonio College at night while working during the day.
Tim Johnston, a native of Iowa City, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Descent, as well as a young adult novel, Never So Green, and the story collection Irish Girl, winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction.
About The Current:
Jess Hagemann is an award-winning author and accomplished biographer. She lives in a quiet Austin neighborhood surrounded on three sides by cows. Headcheese is her first novel.
Brad Taylor has a purpose and passion for business, sharing over 40 years of experience, 25 dedicated to serving the real estate industry. Immersing himself in innovative strategies to create awesome results for small businesses, he guides individuals and organizations towards achieving their ultimate goals.
An ad agency executive by day, David Ravelo has been writing poetry, essays, and articles for years in the shadows. Although not a native Texan, he couldn't get there fast enough to make it his home. He plays tennis and music every chance he gets. Not at the same time, but always with gusto. He is the father of a young girl, Carla "Louella," always his companion, always his true north.