D. Seth Horton is a critic and creative writer who focuses mostly on the regional literature of the Borderlands and American Southwest. He earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Maryland. His work has appeared in more than forty publications. Two of his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His latest book was an anthology, Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest, which was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2018. He currently teaches literature, writing, and creative writing in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of Virginia.