Kathryn Wilder has spent her life in California, Hawai`i, and the American Southwest, on horseback, paddling outrigger canoes, running rivers. Her essays and stories have appeared in such publications as River Teeth, Midway Journal, Fourth Genre, Sierra, many Hawai`i magazines, and more than half a dozen anthologies. She was a Spur Storyteller Award finalist for Forbidden Talent, a children’s picture book written with Navajo artist Redwing T. Nez, and has received Pushcart Prize, Western Heritage Award, and Hawai`i’s Elliot Cades Award nominations. Wilder was the 2016 Denali National Park and Preserve winter Writer-in-Residence, and a finalist for the 2016 Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award, among others. Her essay, “Sundance,” published in Southern Indiana Review, was shortlisted in The Best American Essays 2016. She is a 2017 MFA candidate in creative nonfiction in the low-rez creative writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and lives among mustangs in southwestern Colorado.