Patrick Swenson is a writer, publisher, editor, teacher, and retreat director. His first SF novel, The Ultra Thin Man, appeared from Tor Books this past August. A graduate of Clarion West, he has sold stories to several magazines and anthologies. He edited the small press magazine Talebones for 14 years, and runs Fairwood Press, a small Fantasy and Science Fiction book line (www.fairwoodpress.com). He lives in Bonney Lake, Washington with his twelve-year-old son Orion.