David M. Olsen is editor and contributor to the surf-noir anthology, The Silver Waves of Summer (Kelp Books, August 2021). His work has appeared in Catamaran Literary Reader, The Rumpus, The Coachella Review, Close to the Bone, Scheherazade, and elsewhere. He attended Stanford’s OWC program in novel writing and holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside - Palm Desert. He is at work on a collection of linked short stories, a novel, and a chapbook. He resides on California's central coast where he surfs regularly.