Amy Greimann Carlson wears a silver ear cuff with a dangly and eats grilled Hummel’s hotdogs from New Haven. When she’s not reading Basho or pilgrimaging in Japan, she is teaching children the power of words as Dr. Fu – Avra Kedavra – storytelling, and writing Yessence Poetry. On occasion, she dabbles with the adult right brain in writing workshops around the Pacific Northwest. She is coeditor of Travelers Tales’ Japan and has also written for or edited other anthologies in the award-winning series: A Woman’s Path, The Gift of Birds, Australia, and A Woman’s Asia. Her writing has also appeared in the on-line magazine, Perceptive Travel. She lives in the Cascade Mountains with her husband and rabbit.