Marybeth Holleman is author of The Heart of the Sound and co-editor of Crosscurrents North. Her essays, poems, and articles have appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies including Orion, Christian Science Monitor, Sierra, Solo, The Future of Nature, and National Public Radio. Her next book, Off the Map, chronicles a year of homeschooling and traveling with her son James. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband and two huskies. Now 20, James is also in Anchorage, and has dinner with his Mom every Thursday night. Please visit www.marybethholleman.com for more information.