Katherine Hauswirth’s nature writing arises largely from long walks in Connecticut. Her work focuses on connection and contemplation inspired by the natural world. She has been published in The Christian Science Monitor, The Day, Orion online, Whole Life Times, Connecticut Woodlands, Shoreline Times, and Seasons. Her blog, First Person Naturalist, is a reflection on experiencing and learning about nature. Katherine’s writing has been awarded with artist residencies at Trail Wood (Connecticut Audubon’s Edwin Way Teale memorial sanctuary) and Acadia National Park in Maine, and a 2016 first-place award for memoir vignette in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition. A native New Yorker, she moved to the Connecticut River Valley 20 years ago. She is increasingly enamored of her adopted hometown, Deep River, where she lives with her husband and son. Look for Katherine’s debut The Book of Noticing spring 2017.