MICHAEL BIGHAM is a writer and ex-cop. As a volunteer, he’s taught creative writing to street people at Dignity Village, a local homeless camp and to recovering drug addicts in residential treatment. He also fought wildland fires for the Bureau of Land Management. Michael holds an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College and lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter and a loveable Bichon named Pumpin. His mystery novel, Harkness: A High Desert Mystery, set in the Central Oregon high desert was published in 2013 by Muskrat Press. He is hard at work on the sequel, The Brightside Murders.