Rob Bowman moved to California eight years ago from Denver, his longtime home and setting for his in-progress novel Like the Animal. His fiction has appeared in Palm Springs Noir from Akashic Press, The Coachella Review, and The Donnybrook Writing Academy, among others. His nonfiction credits include Modern in Denver, Book and Film Globe, The Desert Sun, and others. He has been awarded the Barbara Seranella Award, a grant for emerging writers of “great promise.” He has also been awarded a Keep Arts Alive grant from the California Desert Arts Council for his nonfiction work. He is a graduate of the University of California Riverside Palm Desert MFA program. He teaches and lives in the Californian desert with his wife Mindy and their sons, Jetson and Rocket. Follow him on Twitter @UmRobBowman.