Appalachian Trail books, hiking and travel advice
  • How to eat healthier on the trail

    Time was when eating healthy food on the trail was a lot more work than it was worth.

    But with more companies meeting the demand for more flavorful, less processed foods, it’s easier to carry even green, leafy vegetables into the backcountry than ever before.

  • Hermit named one of the top books of 2019

    The December 6, 2019 Maine Calling show on Maine Public Radio held a wonderful surprise. My latest book, Hermit, was named one of the top picks for 2019.

    High praise indeed. Thank you.

  • New Book Trailer for Hermit

    When you happen upon the story of a lifetime, you are destined to follow it, nurture it and bring it out into the light.

    I created this book trailer to give you a flavor for who I went about telling this remarkable tale.

  • It’s a Wonderful Life — In Norwalk, CT

    Generous people are everywhere, even in places where you don’t seem to be looking for them.

    I was recently reminded of this fact (several times over in fact) when my radiator hoses exploded on my way home from a book festival.

  • The mysterious ‘Hermit of Monson’ may have smuggled opium out of Maine in the 1920s

    Today’s Bangor Daily News ran a marvelous article about the mysterious Jim Whyte and his lurid career.

    To be sure, the man lived a swashbuckling life from beginning to end.