Brenda Miller has already published four collections of essays: Who You Will Become, Listening Against the Stone, Blessing of the Animals, and Season of the Body. Tell It Slant: Developing, Polishing, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction and The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World are two other books she co-authored. Six Pushcart Prizes have been awarded to her work. She is an associate faculty member at the Rainier Writers Workshop and a professor of English at Western Washington University. She currently resides in Bellingham, Washington, with her dog Abbe and a revolving crew of foster dogs.