David James Keaton is the author of three collections of short stories, including FISH BITES COP! Stories to Bash Authorities, which was named the 2013 Short Story Collection of the Year by This Is Horror, and Stealing Propeller Hats from the Dead, which received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly. He is also the author of four novels, The Last Projector (a thriller), Pig Iron (a western, which has been optioned for film), She Was Found in a Guitar Case (a mystery), and most recently, Head Cleaner. He is the co-editor, along with Joe Clifford, of Hard Sentences: Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz, and the editor of Dirty Boulevard: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Lou Reed. He teaches composition and creative writing at Santa Clara University in California and can be found on Twitter @spiderfrogged.