J. Vesilind is an experienced author of outdoors adventure tales with
National Geographic magazine, where he was Adventure &
Expeditions Editor and Senior Writer. After serving as a naval officer
during the Vietnam War, he started his career as a reporter and editor
for the Atlanta Journal, Syracuse Herald-Tribune, and Providence
Journal before moving to work for National Geographic for 30 years.
He is also the author of several other books, including On Assignment,
USA, for National Geographic Books.
Vesilind has received Estonia’s Order of the White Cross medal.
He lives on the banks of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, with his wife.