Robert Root is the author of two essay collections, Limited Sight Distance: Essays for Airwaves and Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place; the memoir Happenstance; and the literary travel memoirs, Recovering Ruth: A Biographer’s Tale, Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now, and Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth. An Emeritus Professor of English at Central Michigan University he also taught creative nonfiction in the low-residency MFA Program at Ashland University, the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and the Loft Literary Center. He co-edited the anthology The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction and edited or authored several other books on nonfiction. His essays have been widely published and listed as Notable Essays in Best American Essays. His website is www.rootwriting.com. He lives in Wisconsin.