Rebecca Young lives in Leadville, CO, where she must constantly choose between playing outdoors and staying obediently at her writing desk. This choice is one of her daily struggles, but she nevertheless recognizes what a privilege it is to have the choice at all. Her work explores the intersections of wildness and human experience, and strives to stoke wonder and the spirit of adventure in her readers. On days when her writing desk loses, you can find her climbing, hiking, skiing, canyoneering, or mountaineering. Her work has appeared in Alpinist Magazine, Pithead Chapel, Maine Review, and many others.