Jay Duret is a San Francisco writer and illustrator who blogs at www.jayduret.com. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in many online and print journals, including The Blue Lake Review, Gargoyle, Stone Path Review, the Citron Review, Outside In, Cigale Literary Magazine, Fiction Vortex, December and Boston Literary Magazine. Jay’s comic novel, Nine Digits, to be published this Spring by Second Wind Publishing, is about a dysfunctional family from Philadelphia selected to compete on a reality television program in which the prize is $100 million. (More info at www.ninedigits.com.) Jay is currently at work on a book about eavesdropping in San Francisco.