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 Southern Indiana Review, Fourth Genre, Hawai`i magazine, Spirit of Aloha, Hana Hou!, Maui No Ka `Oi, Bugle, Standing Wave, Sierra, the American Nature Writing series, What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest, and elsewhere.  Her award-winning essay, “The Last Cows,” was listed as a 2008 Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2009.  Additional honors include being a Spur Storyteller Award finalist for Forbidden Talent, a children’s picture book written with Navajo artist Redwing T. Nez (Northland Publishing 1995), and receiving Pushcart Prize, Western Heritage Award, and Hawai`i’s Elliot Cades Award nominations.  Wilder edited the Walking the Twilight anthologies for Northland in 1994 and 1996.  She lives in Hawai`i, New Mexico, and soon in Colorado, where she will operate a natural-horsemanship training facility with renowned Mustang trainer Ramón Castro.

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