Ryan Boudinot is a writer. He is the author of several books, including The Octopus Rises, Blueprints of the Afterlife, The Littlest Hitler: Stories, and Misconception. The latter three have been nominated for the Washington State Book Award. Blueprints of the Afterlife was also nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award and has been published in translation in the Czech Republic and Spain. He edited Seattle, City of Literature, an anthology featuring essays by over thirty writers.