simpson2_smSherry Simpson is the author of the essay collections The Accidental Explorer: Wayfinding in Alaska, and The Way Winter Comes. In 2015, she was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for her nonfiction work The Dominion of Bears. Her essays have appeared in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Orion, Creative Nonfiction, Pilgrimage, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Great Writers on the Great Outdoors, In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction, and American Nature Writing. She teaches creative nonfiction writing in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA program.