Brenda Miller is the author of five essay collections, most recently An Earlier Life (Ovenbird Books, 2016). She also coauthored Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction, and The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World. Her work has received six Pushcart Prizes. She is a professor of English at Western Washington University and associate faculty at the Rainier Writing Workshop. She is the editor-in-chief of the Bellingham Review and teaches creative nonfiction at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Find her at http://www.brendamillerwriter.com/.