Paula Coomer’s fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and publications, most recently The Raven Chronicles and Manifest West. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho. Books include short stories Summer of Government Cheese, poetry collections Devil at the Crossroads and Nurses Who Love English, and two novels—Dove Creek and Jagged Edge of the Sky.

Her food memoir, Blue Moon Vegetarian, was followed by a cookbook, Blue Moon Vegan. Also forthcoming in the Blue Moon series are Blue Moon Medicine Woman and Blue Moon Folkways in the Kitchen.

Ms. Coomer lives near the mouth of Hell’s Canyon in Clarkston, Washington, where she organizes writing retreats and classes. She also writes as Paula Marie Coomer.