Doug Fetterly grew up in Northern California, spending his free time sailing and racing sailboats in San Francisco Bay, backpacking the Sierra Nevadas and points north along with the Tetons and Colorado, and backcountry skiing with his Sweetie. A houseboat in Sausalito was home for a while. Doug and Sheryl now live on O'ahu, surfing and traveling every chance they get. He is passionate about his writing, both non-fiction and fiction. Life is good.