Holly J. Hughes is the author of Sailing by Ravens (University of Alaska Press, 2014), co-author of The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World (Skinner House Press, 2012), editor of the award-winning anthology, Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease (Kent State University Press, 2009) and co-editor of Contemplative Approaches to Sustainability in Higher Education (Routledge, 2017). Her fine art chapbook Passings (Expedition Press, 2016) received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 2017. She taught writing for more than 25 years at Edmonds Community College, where she co-directed the Convergence Writer’s Series and the Sustainability Council. She also spent over thirty summers working on the water in Alaska commercial fishing for salmon, skippering a 65-foot schooner and working as a naturalist on ships. She currently teaches writing and mindfulness workshops, and consults as a writing coach, dividing her time between a home in the Chimacum valley and a log cabin built in the 30s in Indianola, Washington. http://hollyjhughes.com/