Shane Barker's understanding of young people comes from his extensive experience as a professional Scout and as a junior high math teacher. He has served on the faculty of the National Camping School and has conducted outdoor leadership courses, wilderness survival courses, and rock-climbing courses. A graduate of Brigham Young University, he served a mission to Japan, and now resides in Orem, Utah.
LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Brigham Young University
"I obviously love to write! But when I'm not pounding on the keyboard, I'm probably skiing or snowboarding. I'm a member of the National Ski Patrol, and I patrol at a prominent Utah resort. I'm a licensed pilot and a certified scuba diver. I have a black lab named Cinda: we go for long walks early in the morning, and a lot of my best plot ideas come while we're out wandering around."