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About Gillian Klucas

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.