From a childhood that took me from country to country, trading landscapes and cultures every three or five or seven years, I have learned that a summary of my life is not so much a list of events and places I have moved through, but the impressions that have etched themselves into my view of the world.  These have shaped my writing, whether in the form of a lifetime of journaling, in my short stories, or in my newest book.

About the author:

Birgit Lennertz Sarrimanolis has been published in Cirque Journal, Five on the Fifth, 49 Writers, Shark Reef and Medicine and Meaning. Her story “April Supermoon”  aired on Juneau KTOO’s Community Connections series. She was a finalist in  the 2020 Pacific Northwest Writers Association literary contest and won second place in the 2021 Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Her memoir, Transplanted, was published by Cirque Press. She regularly attends writing conferences, including the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, the Seattle Writing Workshop, and the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference.  Birgit holds a BA in art history and German studies, an MA in art history, and a Ph.D. in art education. She has lived in Indonesia, India, Chile, Argentina, Egypt, Germany, and Greece, but now calls Alaska home, where she writes overlooking the Tanana Valley.