A novelist creates fictional characters and moves them through an imaginary landscape. Over the past fifty years, I have wandered through real landscapes, full of joy and wonder and often fraught with physical hardship and danger. My books recount this physical and spiritual journey from the chemistry laboratory, to my career as a textbook writer, to the present — where I am exploring the beauty and functional utility of alternative ways of perceiving and living in this world.
Although I have written in numerous magazines, including: OUTSIDE, Canoe and Kayak, Sea Kayaker, Paddler, Sailing, American Alpine Journal, Rock and Ice, and Walrus, my three books are my darlings.
- The Raven’s Gift, published in 2010 by St. Martin’s Press
- In the Wake of the Jomon, published in 2005 by International Marine/McGraw Hill
- Cold Oceans, originally published in 1998 by HarperCollins