John Galligan is the author of The Wind Knot (February, 2011), fourth in a series of mysteries featuring a wandering trout bum who becomes a reluctanct sleuth when bodies turn up on the stream. The first in the series, The Nail Knot, is “a real treat” (Library Journal) set in Black Earth, Wisconsin. The second, The Blood Knot, is a “superbly told tale” (Kirkus) and winner of Crime Spree Magazine’s 2005 Book of the Year. The third novel in series, The Clinch Knot, is a “stunning…excursion into the wilds of human frailty” (Publisher’s Weekly). Galligan’s debut novel, Red Sky, Red Dragonfly (2000) is a “smart and fast-paced novel” (Capital Times) and a “humorous and original tale spanning two continents…a winner” (Japan Times). He lives and teaches college writing in Madison, Wisconsin.