Sandia Mountain, New Mexico, August 2021

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

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