About the Author
Brenda Peterson is a Seattle-based novelist, nature writer, and conservationist. She is the author of novels Animal Heart, River of Light, Becoming the Enemy, and a memoir, I Want to Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth. Her nonfiction titles include Living by Water and Sightings: The Gray Whale’s Mysterious Journey. She has also provided environmental commentary to NPR and The Huffington Post. Peterson is the founder of the conservationist organization Seal Sitters.