Chris Ransick’s first book, Never Summer, won a Colorado Book Award in 2003, and he published a collection of short stories in 2005 titled A Return To Emptiness, which went on to win the Colorado Authors’ League Award for Fiction. Chris has lived in Montana, Wyoming, California, and Colorado, working as a reporter, editor, and professor, and served as assistant to the editors of on the definitive anthology, The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology. His work has recently appeared in Pilgrimage, Copper Nickel 3, The Eleventh Muse, Fugue, and The Paterson Literary Review. He lives in Englewood, CO with his wife, son, and daughter, where he is working on a new collection of poems.