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. Gillian was a contributing editor to Preservation magazine. She has also written for Smithsonian, OnEarth, High Country News, National Wildlife, among other publications.
She lives in Portland, Oregon.