Tom Andes is co-founder of the New Orleans Writers Workshop. His writing has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2012, Witness,Xavier Review, and numerous other publications. He won the 2019 Gold Medal for Best Novel-in-Progress from the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society. He has taught creative writing at San Francisco State University, ADVANCE Camp for Young Scholars, and elsewhere. He lives in New Orleans, where he works as a freelance writer and editor and moonlights as a country singer.