Cover Story in Salt Magazine: Paddling the Black River

So this is exciting.

This month, an essay I wrote about paddling the Black River in North Carolina with local environmental group Cape Fear River Watch was selected by the editors of Salt for our cover story (my first in that particular publication). I am beyond thrilled and honored to grace the front of a magazine I have always respected and admired – a magazine that, in the short time I’ve been contributing to it, has helped me grow immensely as a writer. Special thanks to Kemp Burdette and Dana Sargent for the paddle, and to Jim Dodson, Bill Irvine, and Andie Rose for the opportunity to write about it.

I’m pretty proud of the essay, too. It’s a meditation on kayaking, nature, and what lies upstream of our little city on the coast (both good and bad). It’s short, too, and comes complete with enough photos to keep the reader entertained when I start rambling on about sublimity, as I so often do.

So please enjoy my latest work, which you can read here. More to come is peeking over the horizon, in magazines both familiar and fresh. Stay tuned!

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