Brenda Miller is the author of Blessing of the Animals (EWU Press, 2009), which received the “bronze medal” in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of the essay collection, Season of the Body (Sarabande Books, 2002), and co-author of Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction (McGraw-Hill, 2003). Her work has received five Pushcart Prizes and has been published in Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Sun, Utne Reader, Georgia Review, Seneca Review, and Witness, among other journals. She is a Professor of English at Western Washington University and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Bellingham Review. For more information about her, visit her website, www.brendamillerwriter.com/.