Kim Dinan is the author of The Yellow Envelope and Life on Fire. She is also a freelance writer, book proposal coach and experienced public speaker. Endlessly curious about the world, she has backpacked to over twenty-five countries on five continents and has called India, Mexico and numerous campgrounds around the USA home. Her love of the outdoors landed her a coveted job on Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out More Tour and has compelled her to climb mountains in the Himalayas, raft frigid rivers in Patagonia, and walk five hundred and fifty miles across Spain on her own. Her writing has appeared in Parks and Recreation Magazine, Northwest Travel Magazine, and OnTrak Magazine, among others. Her popular blog, So Many Places, was named one of the best outdoor blogs by USA Today. She is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and lives in western North Carolina with her husband and daughter. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.