Allen Jones is an award-winning writer. He was born last century in the servant’s quarters on the south side of the Cohn vineyard in Sonoma. You can see it from highway 12. It’s very picturesque, though he hopes pesticide use was less prevalent back then. Presently, he abides a dark but otherwise harmless exile in Norway where he serves as Associate Professor of Literature (University of Stavanger). Nights are long up North. He spends them dreaming of Eucalyptus, a destructive tree native only to Australia and the back acres of his California youth. He was puffing slims under those widow-maker branches before he was ten. His novel Her Dreams Were Also Water is forthcoming from MidnightSun in 2021. Everyone is saying it will be a real smash. His poetry and fiction appear widely. Find his writing, research, and digital games at allencjones.com. He recommends starting with “Seven Signatures” at Fiction Southeast. It’s beautiful and short. A good toilet read.