WILLIAM H. COLES is the author of Facing Grace with Gloria and Other Stories, The Necklace and Other Stories, Story in Literary Fiction: A manual for Writers, The Guardian of Deceit, Sister Carrie, The Spirit of Want, The Surgeon’s Wife, and others. His books and stories have won thirty-six awards in the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, The William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, and others. He created a website for writers that features essays, interviews, stories and a workshop. He is a former ophthalmic trauma surgeon, department chairman, and Regent for the American College of Surgeons. Presently he lives and writes in Salt Lake City, Utah.