Friday, December 11, 2009

Writer Spotlight: Joe Hackett

NAME: Joe Hackett
FIELD: Columnist/freelance outdoor writer
EMPLOYER: Self-employed

Q. What were your main writing & publishing accomplishments this past year?
Completing a full decade of writing two columns a week for different newspaper groups

Q. What new projects are you working on for the upcoming year?
A continued commitment to reconnecting children and nature, with an emphasis on rural youth and traditional sporting pursuits

Q. What are your upcoming public appearances?
This afternoon on Scarface Mountain, I'll be in my backyard delivering a keynote address to the first buck passing by

Q. If you were to write a book with one other person in the world, who would it be and what would you write?
A how to guide for aspiring outdoor writers with James Prosec, author/illustrator of “Trout of the World, Fishing with Joe” and several others

Q. What do you like the most about living in and/or writing about the Adirondack region?
The endless supply of topics and material and the unlimited human resources, a wealth of characters

Joe Hackett is a full time, year-round Adirondack guide operating primarily for flyfishing enthusiasts seeking traditional backcountry adventures. With a reputation for father/son and mother /daughter adventures, he recently completed his 31st season in the woods. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the sprawling metropolis of east Ray Brook; within a stone's throw of the Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters.

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