Ross Carper is a graduate of the Inland Northwest Center for Writers (‘09) and a three-time winner of the Inlander short fiction contest. He is a Get Lit! Writer in Residence at Roosevelt Elementary in Spokane’s lower south hill neighborhood, where he lives and works. He currently works half-time at First Presbyterian Church in the areas of community engagement, nonprofit partnerships, and the overlap of faith and social justice. With the other half of his time he is a food entrepreneur: he launched a neighborhood-based breakfast food truck (The Compass) in 2017, and is now working (with many others) on Feast World Kitchen, a new place for former refugees and immigrants to share their food and culture with Spokane while developing small business skills. Ross and his wife Autumn are busy raising three young daughters, and a few weeks away from welcoming a baby boy.