Josh Koehn moved south of Missouri and then west after the death of his father. His mother brought him to San Jose before the bubble burst, and he has mostly called the Bay Area home ever since. He works as an investigative reporter and editor for Metro, Silicon Valley’s alternative weekly newspaper. His wife and two old cats form alliances against him most nights. Josh studied literature and journalism at the University of California, Davis, where he graduated with an English degree after being kicked out. Twice. He gave up on being a sportswriter and sold everything he owned to travel and write. He ran out of money and lived with his evangelical Christian grandparents in Iowa. He worked at an afternoon daily newspaper and covered a one-company town that was reeling from the loss of its one company. He moved back to California and got a job writing about politics. He uncovered the biggest and dumbest case of political corruption in Silicon Valley’s history. The guy went to jail. Almost twice. Josh met a woman who brought him peace and gave her a ring passed down on his mother’s side. He continued working on the novel he started during his travels and finished it in the summer of 2016. His first novel is titled The Day God Slept. An excerpt appeared in Red Fez and was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize.