A Hudson Valley resident since 1994, Kim Wozencraft lives in Accord with her three children. She is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including the internationally best-selling Rush (adapted to a feature film starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Patric). She was executive editor at Prison Life magazine and has written for HBO. Her work has appeared in The Best American Essays, Texas Monthly, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous literary magazines. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. The paperback edition of her latest novel, The Devil’s Backbone, will be out in October from St. Martin’s Press. Kim’s review of The Futurist appears on page 58.
Wally Nichols lives on a horse farm/B&B in Kerhonkson. He has written a major motion picture (Desert Saints), been awarded a US patent on a useless kitchen gadget, another on a industrial snowplow, prefers to not wear shoes, and is currently working on a novel about Fire Island called Beach Plum. Before farming and writing, he lived on a boat off Manhattan with his wife. Before that, he was an English major at Brown University in Rhode Island. Before that, he doesn’t quite remember, except he always has been, and still is in, a rock band. His music and blogsite is www.wallynichols.com. Wally wrote this month’s First Impression on page 20.
Theresa Keegan is a freelance journalist who has transplanted herself from California to the Hudson Valley and continually marvels at the sanctuary of the Hudson River. When not kayaking she enjoys watching sunrise on the river with her fellow rowers in a crew boat—at least on warm days. Her work has appeared in USA Today, the Miami Herald, Newsday, Hampton Family Life, Hudson Valley Connoisseur, and on National Public Radio. Theresa’s recounting of kayaking down the river as part of 2006’s Great Hudson River Paddle appears on page 32.
Kiersten Miench began her career at Chronogram as a design intern in January 2005. At the end of her internship, after graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in graphic design, Kiersten joined our staff as a production and design assistant. Last year, Kiersten became our production coordinator, overseeing ad trafficking for our publications. The June issue is Kiersten’s last with Chronogram, her final day being two years to the day she was hired, June 1. Kiersten is moving on to become production director for New York House magazine. We wish her the very best.