J. Kingston Pierce is a longtime Seattle journalist and editor of the crime-fiction blog The Rap Sheet, which has won the Spinetingler Award and been nominated for an Anthony Award. He also writes the book-design blog Killer Covers and serves as the senior editor of January Magazine. Pierce is the author of more than half a dozen nonfiction books, including San Francisco: Yesterday & Today (2009), Eccentric Seattle (2003) and America’s Historic Trails with Tom Bodett (1997). He’s currently at work (oh, so slowly) on his first novel.