Johnny Shaw was born and raised on the Calexico/Mexicali border, the setting for
his debut novel DOVE SEASON. Shaw attended both University of California, Davis and
University of California, Santa Barbara for his undergraduate studies. He received his MFA in
screenwriting from the prestigious School of Theater, Film, and Television at UCLA. His work
has won numerous awards, including the $100,000 King Arthur Screenwriters Award. Intrigued
by all writing media, it was only a matter of time... Read More →
Scott Sparling lives outside Portland with his wife and son. His first novel is WIRE TO
WIRE, a story of train-hopping, glue-sniffing and love in Northern Michigan in the late 1970s.
WIRE TO WIRE was published by Tin House Books in June 2011. It was called “well crafted
and thrilling” by Publishers Weekly and “Smart, thrilling and darkly funny” by The Oregonian.
Sparling’s short story WALKING was a winner in the 2006 Wordstock fiction contest.