Julie Riddle is the craft-essay editor for Brevity and the creative-nonfiction editor for Rock & Sling. She works as senior writer for marketing and development at Whitworth University, and is associate editor of Whitworth Today magazine.

Her memoir, The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness, is forthcoming in spring 2016 from the University of Nebraska Press’s American Lives Series. Her essay, “Shadow Animals,” from her memoir manuscript, appeared in the fall 2013 issue of The Georgia Review and was nominated for a National Magazine Award and a Pushcart Prize.