About Me



Heath Dollar is the author of Waylon County: Texas Stories. He is the winner of the Texas Observer Short Story Contest and was named a finalist for the Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story by the Texas Institute of Letters. Dollar has lived in both Europe and Asia, and his work as the lyricist and frontman for a blues-rock band was released on a Prague record label.


I wrote "Byzantium" while living in Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s. Nijak recorded the song for the "By No Means" album around 2001.