Steve Steffensen was born in Oklahoma and currently lives in Maryland. Steve left college with a Letter’s degree to join the Navy and become a board-certified Neurologist. Having read the classics, saluted the military, and practiced medicine he now finds himself working for the Army Surgeon General in the area of health innovation. In his spare time he likes to tend his orchard and create web pages for his kids.
Travis Richardson was born in Germany, raised in Oklahoma, and currently lives in Los Angeles. He has worked over 20 jobs in fields ranging from secret bus rider to television postproduction to university fundraising. His novella LOST IN CLOVER was listed in Spinetingler Magazine’s Best Crime Fiction of 2012. His stories have been published in online zines including All Due Respect, Shotgun Honey, and Powder Flash Burns as well as the anthologies SCOUNDRELS: TALES OF GREED, MURDER AND FINANCIAL CRIMES, MALFEASANCE OCCASIONAL: GIRL TROUBLE, and ALL DUE RESPECT ISSUE 1. He edits Ransom Notes, the Sisters In Crime Los Angeles newsletter and sometimes shoots a short movie. His latest novella, “KEEPING THE RECORD” will be out in early 2014 through Stark Raving Group. Find out more at http://tsrichardson.com
Anton Chekhov; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: “Medicine is my lawful wife”, he once said, “and literature is my mistress.” (bio and picture provided by Wikipedia)