The essay is also a chapter in my upcoming book, Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.
A girl comes of age in Oregon in the 1970s and 80s, navigating her way through the perils of sex, drugs and camping before finding a place she belongs. To be published by Nestucca Spit Press in August of 2011.
Thanks again to Guy Maynard, Debra Gwartney, and the staff of Oregon Quarterly for providing me with the thrill of the year, as well as a delightful celebratory event in Eugene last month.
Read the essay here.