Steven Mayfield, a past recipient of the Mari Sandoz Prize for Fiction, began his literary career in 1971. After a short stint as a professional writer, he attended medical school and more than 20 years elapsed before his fiction once again appeared in print. Along the way he authored or co-authored dozens of scientific publications, honing his skills as a writer and editor until the stories in Howling at the Moon began to surface. He holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska , received post-doctoral training at the University of Iowa and Brown University, and was on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine before settling in Boise, Idaho where he was a neonatologist until returning full-time to writing in 2004. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and two spoiled mutts. A trilogy, Delphic Oracle, is completed and seeking a home. It consists of a 62,000 word novel, a 42,000 word novella, and a 78,000 word collection of five short stories, all taking place in the fictional town of Delphic Oracle, Nebraska. Mayfield is currently at work on a new novel, A Ghost's Tale.