Heather Lockman, born and raised in Seattle, is a fourth-generation Northwesterner. Her essays and articles have appeared in a variety of national publications including American Heritage, Historic Preservation,and Architectural Digest. She lives in a restored Craftsman bungalow near Puget Sound with her blues-guitar-playing husband and an exasperating dog named Woody. She cooks at the local soup kitchen, conducts tours of the Washington State Governor's Mansion, and listens to country music. Mostly, though, she writes.