Bob Proehl is a writer, DJ and bookseller living in Ithaca, NY. His short fiction has appeared in Stone Canoe, Essays & Fictions, The Cleveland Review, and 400 Words, and he has worked as a columnist and reviewer for the arts and culture site PopMatters.com.
His first book, The Gilded Palace of Sin was published by Continuum Press in 2008 and is a non-fiction account of the brief career of a sixties country rock band. Bob is a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Fiction Writing. He grew up outside of Buffalo but now lives in Ithaca, NY with his wife and stepson. He is the director of Buffalo Street Bookmarks, a literary arts non-profit based in Ithaca.