Michael Erving grew up surrounded by the enormity of Alaska. He holds a BA in Creative Writing, and he spends most of his time as a barista in Seattle, plotting his next escape to almost anywhere. He enjoys a good cup of tea, almost every member of the whiskey family, and the sound of footsteps on frost. If he were a punctuation mark, he'd be a dash—it's obtrusive, in an almost-enjoyable way.