Townsend Walker’s novella La Ronde was published in 2015. His short stories have appeared in over seventy-five literary journals. “A Little Love, A Little Shove” and “Holding Tight” were nominated for PEN/O.Henry Awards. The two stories are included in his new collection, 3 Women 4 Towns 5 Bodies. During a career in finance he wrote A Guide for Using the Foreign Exchange Market, Managing Risk with Derivatives, and Managing Lease Portfolios. He lives in San Francisco and in addition to writing stories, conducts a creative writing workshop at San Quentin Prison.