Phaedra Greenwood is a creative writing teacher, storyteller, videographer and freelance writer who worked for five years as a journalist for ?Tempo,? the art section of The Taos News. During that stint, she received two first place awards from the New Mexico Press Association for Best Column and Best Review. In North Carolina she worked on a novel for five years with a creative writing class at Duke University. In this supportive peer group she also learned how to teach the craft of writing and in 1987 she won the Katherine Anne Porter Award for a short story she wrote in that class. Another story was published by HarperCollins in a 1994 collection of short stories called Fever. Her nature memoir, Beside the Rio Hondo, was published by Sunstone Press of Santa Fe and chosen as a finalist for the 2008 New Mexico Book Award. Using Outskirts Press, she self-published a travel memoir called North With the Spring, about a five-month travel adventure in Europe with her family. She has also collected and edited pieces of writing to a collection called Drinking from the Stream: Women?s Prose & Poetry on Nature, which was published by Nighthawk Press of Taos in 2013. In 2017 she was honored with the Book-In-Hand Award for her ?Book Chat? review column in enchantment Magazine. Greenwood lives a quiet life close to the land in Arroyo Hondo. See ?Writing Life in Taos?, Greenwood?s blog on Taos writers and events. Michele Potter is a writer/editor/teacher and has taught at the University of New Mexico as an Instructor of American Studies focusing on environment and the Southwest and has been a ski instructor at Taos Ski Valley from August 1996 ? Present (21 years 3 months). She writes about nature, the environment and geopolitics. She?s currently working on a full-length memoir about her father.