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Leigh Newman’s memoir Still Points North about growing up in the Alaskan bush is forthcoming from Dial in 2013. She is the deputy editor of Oprah.com and an editor at large for Black Balloon Publishing, for whom she helped develop The Recipe Project. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The New York Times Modern Love and City sections, One Story, Tin House, Fiction, National Public Radio’s The Sound of Writing, Oprah.com, Condé Nast Brides, Condé Nast Concierge, Travel Holiday, Ski, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and Bookforum. Her work has been anthologized in Crown’s "The Collected Traveler" book series (Tuscany and Venice editions), Insight Guide’s "Mississippi Delta," and "My Parents Were Awesome" (Villard, 2011). You can find her at http://www.leigh-newman.com/