Douglas Vincent Wesselmann, aka Otis Twelve, has published short fiction in The North American Review, and in anthologies from Bleak House and Cosimo Press. He has won prizes in the United Kingdom, including a Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association, a Templeton Prize for short fiction, and a debut novel prize at the London Book Fair. Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo named his story Life Among the Bean Bugs runner-up for the Kurt Vonnegut Award. A founding member of rock/vaudeville band, The OgdenEdsl, his career includes 35 years in radio and television. In the distant past, he was a Benedictine seminarian and Paul Newman’s bodyguard for an afternoon.