Robert Olen Butler has published 12 novels and six volumes of short fiction. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Butler has published a volume of his lectures on the creative process, From Where You Dream. Over the past 15 years he has lectured in universities, appeared at conferences, and met with writers’ groups in 17 countries as a Literary Envoy for the US State Department. He is a Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor holding the Michael Shaara Chair in Creative Writing at Florida State University. Butler lives in Capps, Florida, which has a population of one. Not surprisingly, he was recently elected Mayor of Capps.