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Author and journalist

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Since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2014, Becky Garrison has been covering this region's craft culture including food, beer, wine, spirits, cider, coffee, and cannabis/CBD, as well as the regional festival scene, and the rise of secular spiritual communities. 


Her eight books include her lateds relesaed Distilled in Washington: A History (The History Press, 2024) and Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church (Jossey Bass, PW starred review), as well as contributing work to nine other books. In addition, she served as the Senior Contributing Editor for The Wittenburg Door, the nation's oldest religious satire magazine for over a dozen years. Currently, she servs on their board of directors and contribute to the Door'ssubstack. Also, she writes articles pertaining to spiritual health and wellness for both the online and print versions of Spirituality & Health


Garrison's other recent writing credits include work for The Alcohol ProfessorBeverage Master MagazineThe Daily BeastThe Dirty SpoonFodor's TravelThe Grapevine MagazineNorthwest Travel & LifeOregon Wine PressROVASIP Magazine, and Skeptical Inquirer.


When she is not writing on her iPad or frequenting tasting rooms and brewpubs, Garrison can be found camping, hiking, kayaking, flyfishing, and savoring the PNW festival and music scene.