|Born in New Hampshire and raised there and in Vermont, I decided to become
a writer at 26 during a trip to Tahiti. In that ravaged paradise, an epiphany hit me: Be a writer! I quit the travel
business and wrote. Books of mine have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a Pushcart Prize. In Vermont, my home base,
I'm recognized as a historian of sorts due to my controversial Fast Lane on a Dirt Road: A Contemporary History of Vermont.
I've written a lot about the Green Mountain State: the death of its farms, the saving of the state's most historic mansion,
a maple-syrup drenched love tragedy, a fable about song birds whose music lives on in a barn that sings their songs at dawn
and dusk. My latest book is Young Vermonters: Not an Endangered Species. Right now I'm working on a new novel The Walnut Klub.