Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives in central Maine with her family. They have some land and a big garden, as well as cats, chickens, and a very sweet but decidedly neurotic border collie.
Sarah attended Knox College, where she received a B.A. in creative writing & environmental studies. Over the years, she has done a stint on a backcountry trail crew, worked a couple of seasons with a sea kayak tour company in Bar Harbor, and spent several years in the conservation/volunteer management fields. She currently works as a program coordinator conducting brain injury advocacy, outreach, and education.
She loves the woods, lives too far away from the ocean, and finds microbiology and the art of homemade caramels equally fascinating. She is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance (with a profile on MWPA's Find Maine Writers site) and is also a reader for both Hippocampus and Atlas & Alice Literary Magazine.
"Here in mamalodeland we receive a lot of really amazing submissions. And sometimes one will just stop us in our tracks. They take us to another place. Totally distract us from anything else happening around us. Make us want to reach through our computers and hug the writer. To meet them. To take care of them. This is one of those stories...." -Mamalode on "Last One Standing"
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