Judy C. Strang lives on 60 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She is a writing consultant in the Williams School of Commerce at Washington & Lee University and in charge of faculty development for Lynchburg College’s writing-across-the-curriculum initiative. In 1997, she founded the Friends of the Pedlar River, a non-profit watershed education organization, and her work “bringing kids into the creeks” has earned her several regional conservation awards. Her creative nonfiction is set in the place where she lives. She uncovers relationships between humans and the nonhuman world using a kaleidoscopic lens that is ecological, humorous, and contemplative. Her work has appeared in Southern Humanities Review, Tusculum Review, and the Anthology of Appalachian Writers.