Laura Pritchett, PhD, is a novelist and nonfiction writer. Her fiction includes the novel Sky Bridge and the short story collection Hell's Bottom, Colorado; her nonfiction includes Great Colorado Bear Stories and three edited anthologies: Pulse of the River, Home Land, and Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. Awards for these books include the PEN USA Award for Fiction, the WILLA Award, the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, the Colorado Book Award, and others. She’s published over 100 essays and short stories in numerous magazines, including The Sun, Salon, Orion, High Country News, OnEarth, Poets & Writers, High Desert Journal, 5280, and others. Pritchett received her Ph.D. at Purdue University.