*David R. Roth *has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a MFA from Cedar Crest College. He has studied writing at New York University, Drexel University’s Storylab, and The American University in Paris. His short stories have appeared in Passager Journal, Moss, and Every Writer. Of one award winning story, contest judge Janet Benton noted "the precision of the observations throughout” and called it "elegantly written with a touch of humor." His work focuses on fictional lives lived in fictional river towns in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, his real home for four decades. The Femme Fatale Hypothesis is his debut novel.