Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. His books include the nonfiction works Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, and West of Jesus, and the novel The Angle Quickest for Flight. His articles have appeared in more than sixty publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, and GQ. He writes "Far Frontiers," a blog about innovation and technology, for Forbes.com and "The Playing Field," a blog about the science of sport and culture, for PsychologyToday.com. Kotler is also the cofounder and director of research at the Flow Genome Project, an international organization devoted to decoding the peak performance state of flow, and the cofounder of the New Mexico-based Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary. He has a BA in English and creative writing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MA in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University.