Dave Housley is the author of the novel "This Darkness Got to Give," a paranormal noir about a vampire on the last Grateful Dead tour. He is also the author of four four collections of short fiction, the most recent being "Massive, Cleansing Fire," a collection of stories that all end in a massive, cleansing fire. His previous books are If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home (Dzanc Books), Commercial Fiction (Outpost 19), and Ryan Seacrest is Famous (Impetus Press; Dzanc Books eBook Reprint). He is one of the founding editors of Barrelhouse, a national literary magazine, small press, and literary-based nonprofit. He is also one of the co-founders and organizers of the Conversations and Connections writer's conference.