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 on April 1, 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; the essay received a Special Mention inThe Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses 2015 and was nominated for a National Magazine Award.