Heather Whited is a teacher and writer from outside of Nashville, Tennessee who has been living in the Pacific Northwest for the past 11 years, where she is the only person to not enjoy hiking or camping. The only one. Her favorite authors are Kazuo Ishiguro and Susanna Clarke. She visited her 12th country this summer (Denmark; no one tried to speak Danish to her, alas. She blames a very American face and too much smiling.) She lives with an ancient black cat whose favorite television show is Taskmaster.