Brandon Mead has been a chauffeur, server, line cook, barista, and usher in two of the world's most prominent hospitality destinations: Orlando and Las Vegas. Between doubles, he's managed to write from various break rooms, backseats, and backstage areas, which led to a Best of the Net award. His work has appeared in Taco Bell Quarterly, Vagabonds, and Thought Catalog. After living his Nomi Malone fantasy in Sin City, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest. He is currently slinging books, getting a lot less sun, and composing a novel about the ultimate cure for heartbreak.