Natalia Rachel Singer, the Craig Professor of English at St. Lawrence University, is the author of Scraping by in the Big Eighties, a memoir, and co-editor of Living North Country: Essays on Life and Landscapes in Northern New York. Singer specializes in the literature of place. She has taught environmental writing in India and the Adirondacks, travel writing in St. Lawrence’s Global Francophone Cultures Program, and memoir in workshops around the U.S. Her essays and stories have been published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The American Scholar, Harper’s, Redbook, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Best Writing on Writing, The North American Review, where she is a contributing editor, and dozens of other magazines and journals. She has recently completed a novel set in France and is at work on a travel memoir set in India, On Temple Road.