About the Author
Mark Obmascik is the bestselling author of Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled—and Knuckleheaded — Quest for the Rocky Mountain High, which won the 2009 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature. Obmascik is also the author of The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession, which received five Best of 2004 citations by major media. He was the lead writer for the Denver Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning coverage of the Columbine High School massacre. He is an avid outdoorsman and recently admitted to his own growing obsession with birds. He lives in Denver with his wife and three sons.