Christine Byl is the author of "Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods" (Beacon Press, April 2013), which was a finalist for the WILLA Award in Nonfiction, and named as one of Shelf Awareness's 10 Best NF of 2013. She lives north of Healy, Alaska, where she and her husband run a trail-design and construction business, Interior Trails. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Alaska-Anchorage in 2005, and her prose has appeared in literary magazines, journals, and anthologies including The Sun, Glimmer Train Stories, Crazyhorse, and others. Byl lives off the grid with an old sled dog in a yurt on a few acres of tundra just north of Denali National Park. When she isn't working outside or writing, she loves reading, homestead projects, wilderness adventures, and anything that happens in the snow.
Photo Copyright Photographer Name: Lucy Capehart, 2012.