Corinne Smith is a writer and reviewer whose work focuses on Thoreau and the natural environment.  Her most recent book, Westward I Go Free:  Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey, will be published in December, 2011.  She has been writing and publishing reviews in print and online for more than 20 years and is a “Top 500 Reviewer” at  Corinne is also very much at home in the world wide web as a webmaster for Hitchcock Center for the Environment, the Town of Athol, The Thoreau Society, and others.  Corinne is a life-long librarian and is currently on the staff of the Mondor-Eagen Library at Anna Maria College, Paxton, Massachusetts.

Susan Edwards Richmond holds an M.A. from the University of California at Davis and has taught writing and literature for over twenty-five years.  She has received grants from the Worcester Cultural Commission, Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Acton-Boxborough, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Maynard Cultural Councils.  She is a founding Editor of Wild Apples: a journal of nature, art, and inquiry and was the Poet-In-Residence at Fruitlands Museum.  She has published several chapbooks including Increase (2010), Purgatory Chasm (2007), Birding in Winter (2006), and Boto (2002).   Her poems and essays have been published in Out of Line: Fiction, Poetry, Essays Searching for Peace and Justice; Where the Road Begins; The Dire Elegies: 59 Poets on Endangered Species of North America; Runes: A Review of Poetry; and Fire in the Womb: Mothers & Creativity and Mother-as-Writer: A Delicate Balance.

Patricia Hohl holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College. Her work has been published in literary journals and magazines including Fourth Genre, CT Review, Hunger Mountain, and Bellingham Review where her essay, “Sidewalker,” was runner-up for the Annie Dillard Prize for Nonfiction. She has taught writing for over a decade, most recently as an Associate Professor of Literature at Dean College. Patricia is also a filmmaker and editor. She is currently the Executive Director at Thoreau Farm Trust.