Iris Graville is a writer and retired nurse from Lopez Island, WA. She is the author of the books "Hiking Naked: A Quaker's Search for Balance" and "Writer in a Life Vest" amongst others.
Her profiles and personal essays have been published in national and regional journals and magazines. She holds a Master of Nursing degree from the University of Washington and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts where she served as nonfiction editor for Soundings Review. Iris is also the publisher of SHARK REEF online literary magazine. She blogs regularly about writing, the environment, and spiritual matters. In August 2018, Iris was named the first writer-in-residence with the Washington State Ferries.