William Hazelgrove is the bestselling author of five novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks Mica Highways Rocket Man and The Pitcher. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly, Book of the Month Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards Junior Library Guild Selections and optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications and has been featured on NPR All Things Considered. The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today have all covered his books with features. An ebook Jackpine is due out in July with his latest novel Real Santa is due out Sept 1 2014. He runs a cultural blog, The View From Hemingway’s Attic. He lives in Chicago.