Ana Maria Spagna

Ana Maria Spagna lives and writes in Stehekin, Washington, a remote community in the North Cascades. After fifteen years maintaining hiking trails, she now teaches nonfiction in the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA program. She is the author of two essay collections, Now Go Home and Potluck, and the history / memoir Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus, winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize. The essay in this issue is from the book Reclaimers, forthcoming from the University of Washington Press in September 2015.