Mercy Strongheart

Mercy Strongheart grew up in Northern New Mexico. A child of hippie folk musicians, she spent her childhood making up stories and searching for sugar. Mercy lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.

A Boy Named Trout is her first novel.

Richard D. Bank

Richard D. Bank, Esq. is the author of seven books including The Everything Judaism Book, The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction, and Feig, a novel. He is a past president and current board member of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. Richard has published over 100 articles, essays, short stories and book reviews and has taught writing courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and other venues. He currently is on the faculty of Rosemont College in the MFA and Graduate Publishing programs where he teaches creative nonfiction and publishing law.