Jenny O'Connell headshotJenny O’Connell is an adventure writer, freelance journalist, and outdoor guide from Portland, Maine. Her debut book project, Finding Petronella, traces her 2014 solo trek across Finland following the footsteps of a female legend beyond the Arctic Circle. A 2019 Maine Literary Award finalist and Pushcart Prize nominee, Jenny’s award-winning nonfiction has appeared in Backcountry Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, SLICE, Appalachia Journal, Hippocampus, Camas, and Stonecoast Review, among others. She’s a regular contributor of outdoor features and creative profiles for Maine Magazine and Decor Maine. Jenny teaches creative writing at Seguinland Institute and The Telling Room, and professional development seminars at Stonecoast, where she earned her MFA. She guides writing-based adventures in the 100 Mile Wilderness and the wild waters of Maine.

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