Steve Erickson is the author of eight novels: Days Between Stations, Rubicon Beach, Tours of the Black Clock, Arc d'X, Amnesiascope, The Sea Came in at Midnight, Our Ecstatic Days and Zeroville. He also has written two books about American politics and popular culture, Leap Year and American Nomad. Over the years he has written for Esquire, Rolling Stone, Bookforum, Salon, the L.A. Weekly, the New York Times Magazine and other publications, and his work has been widely anthologized. Currently he's the film critic for Los Angeles magazine and editor of the literary journal Black Clock, published by the California Institute of the Arts where he teaches in the MFA Writing Program. He is the recipient of many awards.
Brighde Mullins is an award-winning playwright and poet. Her work includes Monkey in the Middle; Fire Eater and Pathological Venus. Current theatre projects include a commission by the Pioneer Theatre Company and a site-specific piece with the Imaginists Theatre at Ann Hamilton's Tower. She is currently the Director of the Master of Professional Writing Program at U.S.C and is a recipient of a 2010 United States Artists Fellowship in Literature.