Lorraine Anderson is a freelance writer and editor with a special interest in encouraging a reciprocal relationship with nature. Her books include Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature, Literature and the Environment: A Reader on Nature and Culture (with Scott Slovic and John P. O'Grady), and At Home on This Earth: Two Centuries of U.S. Women's Nature Writing (with Thomas Edwards). She lives in Corvallis, Oregon. Rick Palkovic is an electrical engineer and technical writer. He lives in Davis, California.