Heather Hansen

Heather Hansen

Biography: AUTHOR HOMETOWN: Boulder, CO AUTHOR WEBSITE: http://www.heatherhansenwrites.com/ AUTHOR BIO: Heather Hansen is an award-winning reporter, specializing in environmental and travel journalism. Over the past couple of years, she has focused her writing on natural resource issues affecting the Intermountain West. Hansen’s work has appeared in High Country News, Men’s Journal, Coastal Living, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, Mountain Gazette, Away.com, and others. She has been interviewed in print and on the radio and has done book talks and presentations in Boulder, Denver, Boston, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon. She is the co-author of Disappearing Destinations: 37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help Save Them (Vintage 20008): “[The] authors present their cases with clear and concise writing, well-researched scientific data, conversations with experts, and opinions of local folks…This excellent book is not a doomsdayer’s diatribe, but rather a reminder that we are all—from Venice, Fla. to Venice, Italy—in this together.” --The Christian Science Monitor “The authors' accounts of how the world's beauty is being despoiled, based on sharp on-site reporting, are a cautionary call to arms for tourists to fight environmental excesses and, when traveling, to tread lightly.” --Publishers Weekly The book was also winner of the American Society of Journalists and Authors' general nonfiction award; winner of the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas Award, Silver Medal/Travel Book; and winner of the Colorado Authors' League's "Top Hand Award" for creative non-fiction. Hansen is passionate about gathering and telling stories with sharp, engaging narratives. She enjoys weaving together history, ecology, politics, and personalities. And from her days as a Junior Ranger in Cape Cod National Seashore at age seven, she has been a national park junkie.

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