David Abrams is the author of FOBBIT, a comedy about the Iraq War (Grove/Atlantic) that Publishers Weekly called “an instant classic” and named a Top 10 Pick for Literary Fiction in Fall 2012. It was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, an Indie Next pick and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His short stories have appeared in Esquire,Narrative, Salamander, Connecticut Review, The Greensboro Review, Five Chapters, The Missouri Review, and many other publications. He earned a BA in English from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He retired from active-duty after serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years, a career that took him to Alaska, Texas, Georgia, the Pentagon and Iraq. He now lives in Butte, Montana with his wife. His blog, The Quivering Pen, can be found at www.davidabramsbooks.blogspot.com. Visit his website at www.davidabramsbooks.com.