Urban Waite is a good guy who writes evil things (or maybe vice versa). He is the author of The Terror of Living, named one of Esquire's Ten Best Books of the year. His latest book is Dead If I Don't (published as The Carrion Birds in the US), a finalist for the New Mexico and Arizona Book Award, and the recipient of starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. His short fiction has appeared in the Best of the West anthology, the Southern Review, and many other journals. He has degrees from the University of Washington, Western Washington University, and Emerson College. His third novel, a sequel to The Terror of Living, will be released fall 2014 from Simon and Schuster UK.