Robert Root

Robert Root is the author of the memoir Happenstance, the essay collection Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place, the craft book The Nonfictionist’s Guide: On Reading and Writing Nonfiction, and three narratives of place, Recovering Ruth: A Biographer’s Tale, Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now, and Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth. He teaches writing online for the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin. His website is