Dawn Marano is president and senior editor of Dawn Marano & Associates, an independent editing firm for book-length works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Previously she served as an editor at the University of Utah Press, where she published many nationally recognized authors of nonfiction, and is currently an instructor in creative writing through the University of Utah’s Lifelong Learning program. She is a co-author of When We Say We’re Home: A Quartet of Place and Memory, a work of literary nonfiction, and her work has been cited among Notable Essays in The Best American Essays. A professional ice skater in her youth, she is training to compete in the 2011 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships.