Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)

Ambrose Bierce is one of my favorite writers. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” totally freaked me when I was a sophomore in high school when we read it in class. And I have been a fan ever since.

The title of his biography is “Alone in Bad Company” which is a title I covet and can absolutely relate to and wish I could use.

For me, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, S.J. Perelman, Robert Benchley, James Thurber, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ambrose Bierce “hang the moon” in my estimation of American writers historically.

Why Mr. Bierce’s death date is left with a question mark is because he simply disappeared into Mexico around 1914. Which is another thing I greatly admire about Ambrose Bierce.