About

Pete KJ began explorations at age three in a wooded ravine behind his childhood home in Seattle. Peace Corps experience in Africa cemented his deep desire to always be out in the world, and when he finally sat in a cubicle as a chemical engineer it was in places like Puerto Rico and India. Long absent from the cubicle, he moved on to raise kids, travel the world with them, and write about it—and also write genre-hopping novels. His base camp is Longmont, Colorado.

El Cocuy, Colombia
Tin Man
Paga, Ghana, 2015
Peace Corps Ghana, 1990
Stringing Popcorn in 1968
On the Black Volta River, 2016