Jillian Schedneck runs the travel memoir writing website Writing From Near and Far. She’s the author of the travel memoir Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights. Jillian has also published travel memoir essays in many literary magazines, such as The Lifted Brow, Brevity, The Manifest-Station, and Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Gender Studies. Jillian currently runs the Writing Centre at the Australian National University.