Outdoors Writing Starts… Outside

In 2005, I published my very first article — a story about hiking — in a small Anchorage newspaper. That turned into a years-long outdoors column, which in turn ballooned into my first book deal and a full-time writing career. My readers can tell I’ve never lost my love for the outdoors, as I still seize every opportunity to hike, bike, camp, climb, paddle and otherwise enjoy the giant outdoor playground that is Alaska. 

Click the images below for examples of my published outdoors writing:

This award-winning hiking guidebook is the only title that offers in-depth coverage of trails all the way from the Mat-Su Valley to Kachemak Bay
Another award-winning guidebook, 50 Hikes Around Anchorage covers trails within easy striking distance of Alaska’s largest city
The Love of High Places: A feature profile of the only Alaskan-owned climbing concession in Denali National Park (Anchorage Press)
Of Bears and Blue Lakes: hiking the Reed Lakes trail (Alaska magazine)
How to Play Safely in Bear Country: one wildlife biologist dubbed this the best article on bear safety she’d ever read (Anchorage Daily News)
Four Walls and a Roof: trying out Alaska’s public-use cabin getaways (Alaska magazine)