Jessica Maxwell is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism, and the author of books on flyfishing, adventure travel, and natural medicine. Roll Around Heaven is her unbidden debut into the spiritual genre and the foundation for her teachings at Ghost Ranch. Jessica was the youngest regular contributor to Esquire’s Travel column, created and wrote Audubon’s in-the-field conservation column, True Nature , and wrote a definitive cover story for Natural History Magazine on the plight of Pacific Northwest salmon. She has published adventure travel narratives in AARP the Magazine, Audubon, Esquire, Forbes, Gourmet, More, Outside, The Discovery Channel Magazine, Town & Country and Travel & Leisure She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for Environmental Reporting, and her work was included in Bill Bryson’s anthology Best American Travel Writing 2000. Roll Around Heaven won two 2010 gold book awards for best spiritual memoir.
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