Steven Nightingale is the author of ten books: two novels, six books of sonnets, a long essay on the city of Granada, Spain, and a book of short fictions about extraordinary women. A book on the Sierra Nevada is forthcoming in 2022 from Cornell University Press. His interests include the medieval art of Spain and Italy, the wild country of the American West, astronomy, venture capital, and Emily Dickinson, whom he loves. Chief among his pleasures is teaching by invitation, these last many years, in over forty schools and universities in Nevada and California. Steven serves as sole Trustee of the Nightingale Family Foundation, which works to make sure that the beauties and blessings of art and culture are open and available to every child and to everyone in our community. He is a graduate of Stanford University, lives currently in his beloved home state of Nevada, and travels semi-responsibly to wild places, and, as well, to the beautiful Albayzin, a barrio in Granada, Spain.