Steve Almond is the author of two story collections, My Life in Heavy Metal and The Evil B.B. Chow, the novel Which Brings Me to You (with Julianna Baggott), and the non-fiction book Candyfreak. His most recent book is a collection of essays, Not That You Asked (2007). He lives outside Boston with his wife and daughter Josephine, who can now make the noises of seven different farm animals. His on-line home is www.stevenalmond.com.