Tim Hewitt lived in Maine when he undertook this journey of a lifetime, and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail under the trail name Paddler in 1999.

A software engineer and engineering manager by trade, Tim's love of the outdoors has kept him in the woods, fields and streams all of his life.

He was born in Washington state, lived in Idaho, Arizona and Maine in the US, as well as Penang, Malaysia.

After spending nearly six years living in Malaysia, he currently lives in North Carolina, and enjoys getting out into the mountains as much as possible when he is not writing.

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Tim also has published several Epic Fantasy novels under the pen name Timothy Bond. You can read more about them at The Triadine Saga, or at Timothy Bond's Amazon Author Page.