ann-hoodAnn Hood is the author of thirteen novels including the bestsellers The Knitting Circle and The Obituary Writer, as well as a memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief. She is also the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, Knitting Pearls: More Writers on Knitting, and Providence Noir. She is the winner of two Pushcart prizes as well as two Best American Food WritingBest American Travel Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing awards. Her most recent novel is The Book That Matters Most. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Alden Jones’s first book, The Blind Masseuse, was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award, winner of an Independent Publishers Book Award for Travel Essays, and called “the best travel book of 2013” by the Huffington Post. Her story collection, Unaccompanied Minors, won the New American Fiction Prize, the Lascaux Book Prize, and an Independent Publishers Book Award for Short Fiction. She has lived, worked, and traveled in over forty countries, including as a creative writing teacher and program director in Cuba, a WorldTeach volunteer in Costa Rica, and a professor on Semester at Sea. She lives in Boston, where she teaches at Emerson College.
Tim Weed’s first novel, Will Poole’s Island, was named one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year. His short fiction and essays have won Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction and Solas Best Travel Writing awards, and have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Saranac Review, Bloom, Talking Points Memo, Writer’s Chronicle, Backcountry, and many other reviews and magazines. Tim teaches at Grub Street in Boston and in the MFA Writing program at Western Connecticut State University, and serves as a featured expert for National Geographic Expeditions in Cuba, Spain, and Patagonia. His collection of stories, A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing, is forthcoming in 2017.

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