Scott Nadelson is the author of three story collections, most recently Aftermath. His memoir, The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress, is a 2014 Oregon Book Award finalist in creative nonfiction. He teaches at Willamette University and in the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University.
Elena Passarello is a writer, an actor, and the first female winner of the Stella! Shout-out screaming contest. She is the author of Let Me Clear My Throat, a 2014 Oregon Book Award finalist in creative nonfiction. Her essays have appeared in Oxford American, Slate, Iowa Review, and Creative Nonfiction, among other journals, as well as the music writing anthology Pop When the World Falls Apart. She teaches creative writing at Oregon State University.