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Amy Lou Jenkins is the award-winning author of Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting

"If you combined the lyricism of Annie Dillard, the vision of Aldo Leopold, and the gentle but tough-minded optimism of Frank McCourt, you might come close to Amy Lou Jenkins.Tom Bissell author of The Father of All Things 

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EVERY NATURAL FACT:ďAny reader drawn to the outdoors will cherish EVERY NATURAL FACT and its author's sensual intelligence potted in the fertile soil of a boundless curiosity for the world.Ē  ó Bob Shacochis, National Book Award-winning author of Easy in The Islands and The Immaculate Invasion 
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Featured Anthology: A Moment in Time by the Writers of Room 112

If you are a writer, you likely have had those moments where your creative elements flow.   You read great work and peek behind the veil. You see your own pieces take shape.  Last summer I was in the room where a group of diverse and talented women gathered at the Great Lakes Writers Workshop for a week of focus on their nonfiction writing.  These women capitalized  on their momentum and kept working together beyond our fecund week. If you are a writer, follow their lead and see a project through.  These women did, and their book captures the moments that build the framework and artistry of life.        

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 To Everything on Earth: New Writing on Fate, Community, and Nature

In October 2004, Barry Lopez invited a group of writers to meet with him, Bill McKibben, Alan Weisman, and Dennis Covington at the Junction campus of Texas Tech University. Out of this meeting grew a community that has since collaborated on a number of initiatives and projects tied to fate, community, and nature, including this collection of essays. To Everything on Earth is a journey through many landscapes.