Pete Fromm is a record setting five time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award for his novels IF NOT FOR THIS, AS COOL AS I AM and HOW ALL THIS STARTED, a story collection, DRY RAIN, and the memoir, INDIAN CREEK CHRONICLES. AS COOL AS I AM is also a feature film starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, and Sarah Bolger, and DRY RAIN is a short film starring James LeGros and Nathan Gamble. Pete is the author of four other short story collections and has published over two hundred stories in magazines. His next book, the memoir THE NAMES OF THE STARS, will be published in the fall of 2016. He is on the faculty of Pacific University’s low-residency MFA writing program, and speaks regularly at writer’s conferences around the country and in Europe. He lives in Montana with his wife and two sons.