ANDREW GEYER'S first novel, Ring Around the Moon, is due out in early 2006 from University of New Mexico Press.  His debut short story cycle, Whispers in Dust and Bone (TTUP 2003) won the silver medal for Short Fiction in the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards, and was named a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award.  One of the stories in the collection won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for best work of Short Fiction published in 2003.  Geyer's fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in the BFA Program in Creative Writing at Arkansas Tech University.