Michael M. Jones lives in southwestern Virginia with too many books, just enough cats, and a wife who knows where all the bodies are buried. His stories, many of which take place in this same setting, have appeared in anthologies such as Constellary Tales, F is for Fairy, and Fitting In. The characters in "The High Cost of Answers" first appeared in "The Strange Case of Rebecca Rice," available in Like a Mystery Uncovered: Erotic Detective Stories (caution: adult material!).
The characters in "...Octopuses in the Office" first appeared in "Saturday Night Science," available in the first issue of Broadswords & Blasters (April 2017).