Brenda Knight grew up in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and learned how to appreciate life from her mother, Helen. After a brief career as a high school English teacher, she began working for HarperCollins, and is now a twenty-year publishing veteran. She is also the author of the American Book Award-winning Women of the Beat Generation, Rituals of Life, and Wild Women and Books. She is an avid gardener and seed saver, and volunteers for the American Cancer Society as a counselor for the newly diagnosed. She teaches at the San Francisco Writer's Conference and leads workshops on "Putting Your Passion on Paper." The founding editor of Viva Editions, a division of Cleis Press, Brenda lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In the first half, writer, eco-activist and book publisher Brenda Knight talked about the power of gratitude to change and save lives, and her upbringing in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the location of the original sightings of the Mothman. Richard C. Hoagland led off the second half of the show with a brief update on Comet ISON, followed by Thanksgiving Open Lines. ... More »Host: George Noory