Julie Riddle is the author of the memoir The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness  (University of Nebraska Press). Her essay “Shadow Animals” appeared in The Georgia Review; the essay received a Special Mention in The Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses and was nominated for a National Magazine Award. Another essay, “If Swans Could Speak,” is forthcoming in New England Review.

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