Tim Weed is an outdoorsman, independent explorer, and award-winning author. Highlights of his long career in international education have included directing college semester abroad programs in Spain, Australia, and Venezuela; bringing some of the first American students to Cuba since the Revolution in the late 1990s; creating and leading programs for writers, artists, and musicians in Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Italy, and Ireland; and trekking at various latitudes in the Andes cordillera in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, northern Argentina, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. A founding director of National Geographic Student Expeditions, Tim’s articles on travel, history, outdoor adventure, and the writing craft have appeared in Talking Points Memo, Backcountry, Writer’s Chronicle, National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog, and many other magazines and journals. Tim is the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and a Solas Best Travel Writing Award. His first novel, Will Poole’s Island, was named to Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year list, and a short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, is out from Green Writers Press in 2017.