CATHERINE YOUNG worked as a national park ranger, farmer, educator, and mother before putting her heart into writing. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, and holds degrees in Geography, Environmental Science, and Education. Catherine is the author of the Torrey House Press novel, Black Diamonds and an ecopoetry collection, Geosmin. She deeply believes in the use of story and art as tools for transforming the world, and she holds concern for water. Rooted in farm life, Catherine writes with a keen sense of place and lives with her family in the Driftless region of Wisconsin.