Jeff Esterholm uses the environment of the Upper Midwest – strictly speaking, the south shore of Lake Superior – for seeding his crime fiction. To his delight, “Payday Friday” is his third go-round at Shotgun Honey. His work has also appeared in Akashic Books’ Mondays Are Murder, Yellow Mama, Crime Factory, and Mysterical-E, as well as in Midwestern Gothic, Cheap Pop, Regarding Arts & Letters, Wisconsin People & Ideas, and Flash Fiction Italia. In years gone by, his work has been recognized by the Council for Wisconsin Writers. He and his wife live in Superior, Wisconsin.