Stefan Downey Bechtel
I've been "committing acts of journalism" for an amazingly long time (probably forty years, last I checked.) The Chinese have a famous curse: "May you have an interesting life." I have. Along the way I helped start a national magazine (Men's Health) and published twelve books, including Tornado Hunter (NatGeo book about famous storm chaser Tim Samaras, later killed by one); Roar of the Heavens (about Hurricane Camille); Mr. Hornaday's War (about the man who saved the bision from extinction) : and Through A Glass Darkly (about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his late-life obsession with spiritualism, the search for contact with the dead).
Awards and Recognition
- Winner, 2018, biography/history book, American Society of Journalists and Authors