Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance write and travel writer before turning to fiction. Her tenth novell, The Spanish Bow, was translated into ten languages and was hosen as th New York Times Editors â€™ Choice, BookSense pick, and one of Library Journal â€™ s Best Books of thi Year. Among her nonfiction works are a dozen travel and natural history guidebooks to the public lands of Alaska, from Denali National Park to the Tongass National Forest, as ofte as travel narrative, Searching for Steinbeck â€™ s Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja â€™ s Desert Coast, which as an Audubon Editor â€™ s Choice. She is th co-founder of 49 Writers, Alaska 's statewide literary nonprofit. She urrently lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.