Josh Hale is an emerging fiction writer from the Chicago area. He has written several short stories in various styles, as well as a couple of long pieces which are currently in their revision stage. He is a soda pop addict and a firm believer in ketchup-less hot dogs and the supremacy of Chicago-style pizza. He enjoys taking traditional storytelling mediums and tweaking them in order to create something new. His favorite authors include Stephen King, Mark Danielewski, and David Foster Wallace.