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Freelance journalist Gillian Klucas is the author of Leadville: The Struggle to Revive an American Town. She lived in the historic mining town for a year to better understand its remarkable story. Her second book was a ghostwritten autobiography of the inventor of a medical device that revolutionized modern heart care.

Gillian has a background in the natural sciences and global public health. She's written extensively about the environment, food and water insecurity, communities in transition and, rather unexpectedly, nanomaterials engineering. Her articles have appeared in Preservation, OnEarth, High Country News, National Wildlife, among other publications. 


She lives in Portland, Oregon.