Natalie Goldberg is the author of thirteen books, including Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, which has sold over a million and a half copies and been translated into fourteen languages.
Her latest book is The Great Spring. She is also the author of the novel Banana Rose; Living Color: A Writer Paints Her World; and Top of My Lungs, containing forty poems, twenty of her paintings in color, and an essay, “How Poetry Saved My Life.” With the filmmaker Mary Feidt, she completed the documentary Tangled Up In Bob, about Bob Dylan’s childhood on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota.
Wendy Johnson is a lay zen teacher in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and the San Francisco Zen Center. She has been practicing meditation since 1971. A dedicated organic gardener, Wendy is the author of Gardening at the Dragon's Gate, a 2008 Bantam book. She has been writing a quarterly column, On Gardening, for Tricycle Magazine since 1996. firstname.lastname@example.org