Milana Marsenich lives in Polson, Montana at the base of the beautiful Mission Mountains. She enjoys quick access to the mountains and has spent many hours hiking the wilderness trails with friends and dogs. She has previously published in Montana Quarterly, Big Sky Journal, The Polishing Stone, The Moronic Ox, BookGlow, and Feminist Studies. She has a short story included in The Montana Quarterly book: Montana, Warts and All. Her short story Wild Dogs won first place for The Laura Short Fiction Award by Women Writing the West in 2020. She has two published novels. Copper Sky was a 2018 Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Historical Novel. The Swan Keeper was a 2019 WILLA Literary Award Finalist for Original Softcover Fiction. It also made the shortlist for 2019 Sarton Women’s Book Awards in Historical Fiction.