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Julie Riddle

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Julie Riddle
Julie Riddle grew up in northwestern Montana, where she helped build her family's log home. As the daughter of a police officer, she competed in - and won - several marksmanship competitions, and she learned how to use a chainsaw her first summer working for the U.S. Forest Service during college. Somewhere at Bad Medicine Campground is a tree stump with her initials on it.

Today, Julie is the craft-essay editor for "Brevity" and the creative-nonfiction editor for "Rock & Sling." She works as senior writer for marketing and development at Whitworth University and is associate editor of "Whitworth Today" magazine.

She is the author of the memoir, "The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness," published by the University of Nebraska Press/American Lives Series. Her essay, “Shadow Animals,” from her memoir manuscript, appeared in "The Georgia Review"; the essay received a Special Mention in The Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses 2015 and was nominated for a National Magazine Award.

Julie holds a B.A. in American studies from Whitworth University and an MFA in creative writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.
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