Anthony Pignataro is an author and journalist in Southern California who has been working as a writer since 1996. Most recently, he was the Editor of MauiTime, an alt-weekly newspaper based on Maui. His series of noirish novels – also set on Maui – are “Small Island,” “The Dead Season,” and “Pau Hana Time”. His collection of non-fiction articles that gather together his most important journalistic essays is called “Stealing Cars With The Pros.” He currently writes for OC Weekly and Long Beach Post, and has written for Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento News & Review, Honolulu Weekly, and CalWatchdog. He lives in Orange County with his girlfriend Angie and their two cats.