Andrea L. Weiser is a naturalist, archaeologist and author who derives inspiration from hiking, skiing, scrambling and kayaking the mountains, canyons, and rivers of the American west. She lives with her husband and daughter near the edge of wilderness and North Cascades National Park. Weiser’s poems and essays have been published in Prism, Kinesis, Images, Wambliota News, The Durango Valley Herald, Roofbeam, Surviving the Western State of Mind: A Montana Writer’s Daybook, The Eureka Journal, The Tracker, and American Whitewater. Her passionate style is both captivating and revealing as she explores a relationship with the natural world and discovers insights about human nature. She holds a BA in writing and an MA in archaeology.