Ana Maria Spagna

Ana Maria Spagna is the author of Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey, shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2011 Book Awards, Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw, named a Seattle Times Best Book of 2004, and most recently Potluck: Community of the Edge of Wilderness.

Her writing on nature, work, and life in a small community has appeared in Orion, Mountain Gazette, North American Review, Oregon Quarterly and High Country News, and in anthologies such as Wild Moments, A Mile in Her Boots, and Best Essays NW.

After fifteen seasons maintaining hiking trails in the North Cascades, Ana Maria now teaches creative nonfiction in the Master of Fine Arts program at Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. She is also an associate editor of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative.