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Mike Blakely

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Author Mike Blakely has published 18 books released by major New York City publishers. His most recent release "A Song to Die For," is receiving great reviews. Two of his latest books were co-writes, one with Willie Nelson, the other with Kenny Rogers.

As a singer/songwriter, Mike has released 11 CDs, performed all over the U.S., and has made 16 tours to Europe. His songs have been recorded by Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez and Raul Malo, john Arthur martinez, Randy Brown, Geronimo Trevino III and Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Bush, Pauline Reese, and others. He is currently at work...

Anne Valente

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Anne Valente is the author of the debut novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down (Willam Morrow/HarperCollins, 2016) , and the short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names (Dzanc Books, 2014) . Her short stories appear in One Story, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review and The Chicago Tribune, and her essays appear in The Believer and The Washington Post. Originally from St. Louis, she teaches creative writing and literature at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.