Jill Sisson Quinn is a nature writer and teacher living in central Wisconsin. She has an M.A. in Environmental Studies and an M.F.A in Creative Nonfiction. Her essays have appeared in Ecotone, OnEarth, and many other magazines. She was the winner of the 2003 Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction and the 2011 John Burroughs Essay Award. Her work has been reprinted in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 and has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a regular commentator for Wisconsin Public Radio's Wisconsin Life. Her book, Deranged: Finding a Sense of Place in the Landscape and in the Lifespan, was published by Apprentice House of Loyola University, Maryland, in 2010.