Beth Jusino is an award-winning writer, editor, book publishing consultant, and unlikely pilgrim. She is the recipient of the Barbara Savage Miles From Nowhere Travel Writing Award, and two “IPPY” medals from the Independent Publishers Association. When she’s not walking on ancient trails (she’s spent more than 100 days on the Camino de Santiago), she lives in Seattle, where she regularly speaks to writing groups about the complicated space between first draft and published book. Visit her online at, or find out more about her Camino travels at