Park Rangers are great storytellers. Sean Smith, former National Park Ranger, used the storytelling gift to write a series of thrillers with a park ranger as the hero.
In this episode of the Park Leaders Show, Sean talks about how his time as a ranger led to writing Unleashing Colter’s Hell and Lost Cause. Sean tells us why he wrote these stories, and where the inspiration for the main character came from.
Sean also explains how to transition from being a good storyteller to being a good writer.
I would be delighted if more rangers wrote. Whether it be books or blogs, it would be good to see more rangers writing. I know there are some great ranger books out there, and a few ranger blogs. But we need more.
Although no longer a ranger, Sean is a strong supporter of parks and recently gave a TEDx talk about why we should protect national parks. This Ted talk is how I discovered Sean.
Do you have a favorite park ranger book or ranger blog? If so, reach out and let me know. I want to discover more rangers who are writers.