My new book, "Swimming for my Life," is now available. I am the author of "Shooting Out the Lights: A Memoir," published by She Writes Press, and “Boreal Ties: Photographs and Two Diaries of the 1901 Peary Relief Expedition,” published by The University of New Mexico Press, 2002.
I have a BFA from the University of Southern California and an MFA from the University of Michigan.
Swimming for My Life
Fairley chronicles her experience during the early years of Title IX and sorts through the lifelong impact of the backbreaking and sometimes soul-crushing work of competitive swimming.
Shooting Out the Lights: A Memoir2021
"Boreal Ties: Photographs and Two Diaries of the 1901 Peary Relief Expedition"2002
Awards and Recognition
- 2022 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite Shortlisted for the 2021 Chanticleer International Book Awards