Neale Jones is a graduate student in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. He has a devoted love of nature and finds much of his inspiration there. His short fiction has appeared three times in The Porter Gulch Review. His story, The Stories I’m Not Supposed To Tell, about the death of his good friend from cancer at twenty, won that magazine’s yearly Prose Award for 2004. He was also the recipient of the Mel Tuohey Award for scholarship and writing in 2005. He is at work on a novel, set in a future, environmentally-degraded San Francisco.