Rosemary McGuire is a life-long Alaskan, who was for years a commercial fisherman. She now works in the Arctic and Antarctic as a research technician. Her collection of short stories The Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea was published in 2015. Her coming-of-age memoir, Rough Crossing, won the River Teeth Nonfiction Book Prize in 2016, and was published in March 2017. Both books were named among the 10 best of the year by an Alaskan author. Her new memoir Cold Latitudes is under consideration.