William Brinkman writes web fiction at Freethought Blogs and is the author of the urban fantasy series, The Bolingbrook Babbler Stories. He has also contributed short stories and background material for the Demon: The Fallen role-playing game. His experiences as both a resident of Bolingbrook, IL, and his many years in the humanist/atheist movement inspired his debut novel, The Rift. When he’s not following events in Bolingbrook, he volunteers at a congregation affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and their affectionate cat.