Risa Bear farms one acre in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. A former tree planter, forest fire fighter, and timber cruiser, she retired in 2009 after twenty years at the University of Oregon and holds the M.A. in English and M.S. in Arts Management. Find and friend her on fb, G+, Goodreads, Librarything, and Linkedin. She edited and compiled the pioneering e-text website Renascence Editions (www.luminarium.org/renascence-editions/ren.htm). Thank you.