Comments from the author about writing:I write mostly non-fiction as a way to learn about the place that surrounds me. I spent 20 years as a writer of the West, based in Laramie, Wyoming. In summer 2011 my husband and I moved to Bellevue, Iowa. I was drawn to write about water rather than its absence, among other things. Most of my work now is environmental journalism. My forthcoming book is a travel narrative about my visits to nine sites of electrical power production across the U.S. I am currently examining possibilities for projects in or about northeast Iowa. In addition to being a freelance writer and editor, I have taught various genres of writing for the University of Wyoming Department of English since 1998.
Literary awards received and date received:
- 2012 Fellowship with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources to visit urban watersheds in Wisconsin
2010 Awarded creative writing residency at Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyomimg
2009 Awarded sabbatical for fall semester for energy book research
2009, 2010 Member of Wyoming Arts Council “Artists Roster” (juried selection)
Spring 2009 Wyoming Arts Council Independent Artist Development Grant for creative writing
Book Types: Nonfiction
Audience Types: Adult
Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes
If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? No
Mailing Address: 609 N. Second St., Bellevue, Iowa 52031
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's Web site: http://JulianneCouch.com
Books By This Author
Traveling the Power Line: From the Mojave Desert to the Bay of Fundy, University of Nebraska Press, 2013.
Jukeboxes & Jackalopes: A Photographic Companion to Wyoming Bars and Backways, Wyoming State Historical Society, 2009.
Jukeboxes & Jackalopes: A Wyoming Bar Journey, Pronghorn Press, Greybull, Wyoming, 2007.