Robert Bloom is an editor at Doubleday, where he started in 2007 after years of teaching in southern Mexico and earning an MFA at LSU Baton Rouge. He acquires and edits commercial and literary fiction, thrillers, and memoir and is the editor for Blumhouse Books, a horror series at Doubleday and Anchor. His authors include Peter Straub, James DeMonaco, Zachary Thomas Dodson, Lev Golinkin, Brian Evenson, Edgar Cantero, Louisa Luna, Matt Marinovich, S. L. Grey, and others.
Mark Hummel is a novelist, essayist, editor, and writing teacher. His work has regularly appeared in a variety of literary journals including The Bloomsbury Review, Dogwood, Fugue, Talking River Review, Weber: The Contemporary West, and Zone 3. He is the author of the novel In the Chameleon’s Shadow and the story collection Lost and Found and is the editor of the nonfiction magazine bioStories. He lives in Montana’s Flathead Valley.