Once I was a cart-pushing suburbanite from New York. But then I fell in love with Alaska and Thoreau, so now I go on adventures and write about them. 

My two prouder achievements have been living in a van to get through grad school debt-free, and hiking across the country. I wrote books about both. 

I'm from Niagara Falls, New York, but I also call Stokes County, NC, Denver, CO, and Coldfoot, AK home. 

You can contact me at spartanstudent (at) gmail.com