Elliott Foster is the author of two novels, Panic River (Calumet Editions, 2019) and Whispering Pines—Tales From a Northwoods Cabin (Wise Ink Publishing, 2015). A sequel to Panic River will be released by Nine Star Press later this year and he co-wrote the memoir, Retrieving Isaac and Jason (Calumet Editions, 2019), with his father Ken Fliés. Elliott has also written short stories, poems, and essays published in The Huffington Post, The Green Blade, Southern California’s Daily Journal, and other journals. Elliott is a writer with a passion for writing stories connected to the people and places of the upper Midwest. He grew up in Minnesota, spent a decade in California in law, then returned to the Midwest and began writing fiction. He lives in Minnesota with a pair of retrievers, Louie and Gus and travels the world observing people and places with wonder, always in search of the next story worth telling.