Pam Houston is the prize-winning author of Contents May Have Shifted and the short story collection, Cowboys are my Weakness, among other books. She is professor of English at the University of California–Davis and lives on a ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
Sarah McColl is the author of the memoir Joy Enough. Her writing has appeared in the Paris Review, McSweeney’s, and StoryQuarterly, which nominated her essay on singer-songwriter Connie Converse for a Pushcart Prize. She has received fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Ucross, Millay Colony, and the MacDowell Colony, where she was named the 2017 Mary Carswell Fellow. She’s based in Los Angeles.