Ann McCutchan's writing springs from deep interests in music, art, nature, and creativity, and the ways they shape individuals, places, and history. Her early books include a biography of French flute virtuoso Marcel Moyse and a collection of interviews with composers about the creative process -- both important contributions to the literature of music and creativity. In 2011, she published two books: a personal essay collection, Circular Breathing: Meditations From a Musical Life, and River Music: An Atchafalaya Story, an eco-biography of Louisiana musician Earl Robicheaux and the vanishing Atchafalaya River Basin he preserves and celebrates in sound. Ann is currently working on two books: Where's the Moon? a memoir of Florida during the Space Race (TAMU Press, Seventh Generation Series), and a biography of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. She has recently completed Swan's Inlet, an opera libretto based on an original story, in collaboration with composer Mark Alan Taggart (2015 premiere) and is collaborating on a new opera with composer Andrew Rudin. FLASH!Intellectual Refuge recently published an excerpt from Where's the Moon?Read it here. And a second excerpt! Here.