John Rember is a fourth-generation Idahoan. His latest short story collection is Sudden Death, Over Time (Wordcraft of Oregon: 2012). Other works include: MFA in a Box: A Why to Write Book (Dream of Things: 2010), which includes stories and advice on writing. John’s memoir Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley (Pantheon: 2003; Vintage: 2004) was named the 2003 Idaho Book of the Year by the Idaho Library Association. He has two other collections of short stories, Cheerleaders from Gomorrah: Tales from the Lycra Archipelago (Confluence: 1994) and Coyote in the Mountains (Limberlost: 1989), as well as numerous articles and columns in magazines and newspapers, including Travel and Leisure, Wildlife Conservation, High Desert Journal, and The Huffington Post. He was a professor of writing for many years, most recently as a core faculty member of the Pacific University MFA program (Forest Grove, Oregon). He is Writer-at-Large at The College of Idaho in Caldwell.