Steven Gillis is the author of the novels Walter Falls and The Weight of Nothing, both finalists for the Independent Publishers Book of the Year and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year 2003 and 2005. Steve’s third novel, Temporary People, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2008, and his fourth novel, The Consequence of Skating, in 2010. Steve’s stories, articles and book reviews have appeared in over three dozen journals. A 6-time Pushcart nominee and 4-time Best Of… Notable Stories nominee, a collection of Steve’s stories, Giraffes, was published in February 2007. A member of the Ann Arbor Book Festival Board of Directors and a finalist for the 2007 Ann Arbor News Citizen of the Year, Steve teaches writing at Eastern Michigan University and is the founder of 826 Michigan and the co-founder of Dzanc Books in partnership with Dan Wickett. All proceeds from Steve’s writing goes to Dzanc.