Kristin Conard is a writer, teacher, runner, and occasional climber living along California's central coast, and she wrote the award-winning book on Kansas trails (kansastrailguide.com). She studied creative and critical writing for her master’s degree from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. Her MA thesis focused on travel and American identity.
She received her undergraduate degree in English literature from Kansas State University, with a study abroad year at the University of Brighton. She teaches undergraduate students about writing and is currently working on a collection of personal essays and travel pieces and always planning her next trip.