Blake Kimzey grew up in Prosper, Texas. He is a 2014 graduate of the MFA Programs In Writing at UC Irvine and the recipient of a generous 2013 Emerging Writer Grant from The Elizabeth George Foundation. His work has been broadcast on NPR, performed on stage in Los Angeles, and published by Tin House, McSweeney's, FiveChapters, Puerto del Sol, The Los Angeles Review, Short Fiction, Mid-American Review, The Lifted Brow, PANK, Day One, Juked, Keyhole, Monkeybicycle, and anthologized in Surreal South ’13. His chapbook of short tales, Families Among Us, won the 2013 Black River Chapbook Competition and was published by Black Lawrence Press in September 2014. Blake teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at Dallas and recently finished writing his first novel.