Tod Goldberg is the author of the acclaimed Burn Notice series and the crime-themed novels Live Dead Girl, which was a nominee for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and False Liar Cheat. Cheryl Strayed chose his piece When They Let Them Bleed for selection in Best American Essays 2013. He's also the author of the story collections Simplify, which was a finalist for the SCIBA Award for Fiction in 2006 and won the Other Voices Short Story Collection Prize, and Other Resort Cities, which won the Other Voices Short Story Collection Prize. His short fiction has been published in a variety of periodicals and anthologies, earning him special mention for the Pushcart Prize twice and a distinguished tale of the year in The Best American Mystery Stories 2009. His articles, reportage, and criticism have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Las Vegas CityLife, as well as E!