Today’s episode is a fascinating interview with adventure writer and historical fiction author Sam Lightner Jr. In this show we talk about how Sam’s love of adventure and travel–and his desire to share his experiences with others–led to his desire to become a writer, how we as writers can impart our experiences to others through story, learning about the places we travel to and how every place has something unique to tell, and much more.
Sam Lightner, Jr. is a life-long writer and climber who lives in Lander, Wyoming. He is the author of multiple works of fiction and non-fiction, including All Elevations Unknown, his widely praised book on climbing and a series of battles fought on the island of Borneo during World War Two. He is also the author of Thailand: A Climbing Guide (the Mountaineers), Rock Climbing: Wyoming (Falcon), and Roadside Histories of Jackson Hole and Moab, Utah. Sam has been published in Outside Magazine and most of the worlds climbing magazines, and was featured in an article in National Geographic in January of 2000. Heavy Green; The Unknown Story of the Vietnam Wars Most Classified Battle is due out in April of 2017.
You can learn much more about Sam and his writing at https://www.samlightnerjr.com.
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