Eruption cover JPGI’m a writer based in Seattle who has had the good fortune to write about some of the most interesting and important
topics of our time, including genetics, race, human origins, evolution, climate change, education, talent, competition, and punk rock music. Here’s a short bio. For a longer summary of my 37-year career as a freelance writer, here’s a resume. My most recent book, published in March 2016, is Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, which was named one of the 20 best nonfiction books of 2016 by Amazon, was nominated for The Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, received a starred review in Kirkus, and was an Indie Next selection.



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