" Peter Stark is a contributor to Outside, Smithsonian, and The New Yorker magazines. His article for Outside, ""As Freezing Persons Recollect the Snow""-- the inspiration for this book-- was cited as a notable essay in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS (1997). He has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and has published a collection of essays, DRIVING TO GREENLAND. He is also the editor of an anthology of writing about the Arctic, RING OF ICE. He lives in Missoula, Montana."