Don Rearden's lastest book is "Warrior's Creed, the memoir of Silver Star recipient Roger Sparks, which will released in July 2019 from St. Martins Press. This is story that legendary surfer Laird Hamilton says is, "Gripping, fast paced, and entertaining. Warrior's Creed shares an inside look into the intense challenges and hardships Roger and men like him have to endure and ultimately overcome to arrive at an enlightened and spiritual frame of mind. I related to so many tales and philosophies of this book, and it has left me inspired to work even harder, and to save any excuses I may have. Warrior's Creed reconfirms that no matter what type of warrior you are that all warriors live by a similar creed." Marc Cameron the New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy's: Oath of Office, said Warrior's Creed, "One of the best books I've read all year. Words like honor, sacrifice, and duty get bandied around a great deal. Warrior's Creed gets down to the guts of it all, then digs even deeper. It's a book that speaks on many levels—wrenchingly visceral and entertaining. An incredible story, marvelously told." Don is a professor and the author of the award winning and Washington Post Notable novel, The Raven's Gift. Published by Penguin US (Pintail), Penguin Canada, Text Publishing Australia, and Fleuve Noir, France. He is also the co-writer of Never Quit, the Best-Selling memoir of Jimmy Settle, an Alaskan Pararescueman (St. Martin's 2017 and also available in a Young Adult edition from St. Martins and Scholastic). Pulitzer Prize finalist, Eowyn Ivey called The Raven's Gift, “fantastic, one of the best books about Alaska I have ever read. It calls to mind Cormac McCarthy and Stephen King, but at the same time it is all its own. It is a survival story and an edge-of-the-seat thriller.” Don Rearden grew up on the tundra of Southwestern Alaska. His experiences with the Yup'ik culture shaped both his writing and to a larger extent his worldview. While he is a produced screenwriter and published poet; his heart often draws his writing back to characters and stories that originate on the tundra. In his fiction he hopes to shed light on the struggles of everyday life in rural Alaska, a place outsiders often view as a mystical and mysterious land. Rearden lives in the mountain community of Bear Valley, Alaska, and teaches writing as a professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he shows writers how to develop their creative voices. Much of his writing and thought is influenced from learning experiences in the Alaskan wilderness, as well as from the teachings and writings of his mentor and friend, Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael. Check out Don's website at www.donrearden.comRead more Read less
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