I’m thrilled to announce that Wookie Is Not His Real Name has been reviewed by The Snowboarder’s Journal! A national publication that is “the true voice of snowboard culture,” the magazine is published quarterly and is known for its “focused style that emphasizes intelligent content with engaging design.” Founded in 2000, The Snowboarder’s Journal has received many accolades including the Western Publishers Association Maggie for Best Quarterly Publication and the Art Director’s Club Gold Award for superior photographic content. The magazine is also a favorite among the snowboarding community and mountain town locals across the country.
While I’ve written countless magazine and newspaper articles over my 16-year career, writing a book was another level – especially since revealing Wookie’s story also meant revealing my own. I wrote Wookie Is Not His Real Name knowing that, once it was published, there was nothing left to do but hope people would enjoy reading it, have a positive takeaway, and learn something new. I gave it my whole heart and am so appreciative of every single person who takes the time to read my work. While I wrote the book about Wookie, I wrote it for Fleet which is why articles like this mean everything to me – both personally and professionally.
Thank you to The Snowboarder’s Journal, Merrideth McDowell (who really understood the thesis of the book), Colin Wiseman, and Dean “Blotto” Gray for this incredible recognition. Having my writing reviewed by a national magazine is a career highlight. We are looking forward to receiving our copies (hooray for print media!) and continuing to show Fleet that there’s nothing like turning actual pages.