Jeffrey Ricker is a writer, editor, and graphic designer. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, his writing has appeared in the literary magazine Collective Fallout, the anthologies Paws and Reflect, Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction, and the forthcoming Blood Sacraments from Bold Strokes Books. He lives with his partner, Michael, and two dogs in St. Louis, where he is currently publications editor at the Missouri Botanical Garden and is finishing a novel.
Though it may be chilly enough outside to see your breath, the seventeen fur-raising stories by an outstanding collection of authors in The Bears of Winter will keep you as toasty as a big furry guy on a bearskin rug in front of a blazing fireplace.
What if doctors were able to transplant your mind into a new body after a terrible accident? What if, thanks to the process, you found you could no longer love the person you were with or live your old life? What would become your new 'normal?'