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Kathryn Miles

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Kathryn Miles is the author of SUPERSTORM: NINE DAYS INSIDE HURRICANE SANDY (Dutton 2014) , ALL STANDING (Simon & Schuster 2013) and ADVENTURES WITH ARI (Skyhorse 2009) . An award-winning science writer, she has published her work in dozens of publications including BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, ECOTONE, HISTORY, OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, and POPULAR MECHANICS.

Miles currently serves as writer-in-residence for Green Mountain College and as a faculty member in Chatham University's low-residency MFA program. She is represented by the Strothman Literary Agency.

Marcus Eriksen

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Marcus Eriksen is the director of research for the 5 Gyres Institute, an environmental science and advocacy nonprofit organization that he founded with his wife, Anna Cummins, in 2009. With firsthand experience from over twenty ocean-crossing expeditions, he has written extensively on the impact of plastic pollution in the world's oceans and has published research on the distribution of plastics in the subtropical gyres. In 2013, Eriksen and colleagues discovered plastic microbeads in the Great Lakes, which helped lead to a broad national campaign that culminated in the successful US Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015....