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SUZANNE ROBERTS' books include the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award-winning Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail and the poetry collections Plotting Temporality, Three Hours to Burn a Body: Poems on Travel, Nothing to You, and Shameless. 

Her poems, stories, and essays have been published in many literary journals, including Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Smartish Pace, ZYZZYVA, ISLE, Fourth River, Spillway, National Geographic Traveler, Atlanta Review, Gulf Stream, and South American Explorers, as well as anthologized in Best Women's Travel Writing 2013. She is also a regular contributor to the online travel journal Matador.

Suzanne holds degrees in biology and English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a PhD in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno. She currently teaches at Lake Tahoe Community College and for the low residency MFA programs in creative writing at Sierra Nevada College and Chatham College.

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Ann Marie Brown has been writing, editing, and teaching writing classes for more than 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. She is the author of 14 travel guidebooks plus hundreds of articles that have appeared in Sunset, Backpacker, VIA, Islands, Hemispheres, Wanderlust, California, Travel & Leisure, Cross Country Skier and other magazines. In the summer months, she leads hiking and backpacking trips in Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra.

She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University and teaches journalism and travel writing at Sierra Nevada College. 


Kim Wyatt is the publisher of the award-winning press Bona Fide Books in South Lake Tahoe, California, where she runs the Center for Wayward Writers, home to Tahoe Writers Works, the Lake Tahoe Society for Storytelling & Enlightenment, and Tahoe Letterpress.

Before starting a publishing company, she worked as a book, magazine, and website editor for 15 years, and as a feature writer, arts reviewer, and columnist for online and print publications including the Anchorage Daily News, Web MD, and Lake Tahoe News. She's also been a bunny girl, deckhand, and nurse, and lived in Yosemite National Park for 13 years.

Kim holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and is currently working on a book of essays.