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Author websites. Known for being updated only once every five years. Why does an author have a website? To direct readers to a site that reads "Please see my reading tour from 2007"? 2007 was six years ago. My dream here is that I update this site more than once every five years. It is 2013. A science fiction kind of year. The kind of year where the science fiction of updating your website more than once every five years may well be possible. We can hope.

What I mainly want from an author's website is the ability to cut and paste the author's bio into various projects without emailing the author. To that end, here is my bio in case you need to cut and paste it to include in your projects. Thank you for including me in your projects or for just copying and pasting.

NICOLE WALKER is the author of the nonfiction book, Quench Your Thirst with Salt which won the Zone 3 creative nonfiction prize, released in June 2013 and a collection of poems, This Noisy Egg (Barrow Street, 2010). She edited, along with Margot Singer, Bending Genre: Essays on Nonfiction, published by Bloomsbury Press in 2013.

She has given readings and lectures at The Center for Book Arts in New York City, at Associated Writing Programs in Chicago, New York, and Denver, at NonfictionNow, in Iowa City, as a guest speaker for the Environmental Humanities Conference in Salt Lake City, as an Emerging Writer and at the University of Wyoming. In 2007, she received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of the University of Utah’s doctoral program, she is currently Assistant Professor of Poetry and Creative Nonfiction at Northern Arizona University, nonfiction editor of Diagram and editor of the artist/writer collaborative project “7 Rings” on the Huffington Post.

In the meantime you can reach me at nikwalk at gmail.com, nikwalk at msn.com, or nicole.walker at nau.edu. I check my email often. Too often.