Peter Brown Hoffmeister is a writer, teacher, rock climber, and gear tester (for Nike). He lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife, Jennie, and two daughters, and he teaches at South Eugene High School (lit, creative writing, outdoor pursuits, and survival).
His fiction collection, Loss, won the 2006 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, and his essay “How to Break Up with Your Climbing Partner” won the Rock and Ice National Bloggers’ Brawl. His features have appeared in Climbing magazine, Rock and Ice magazine, Gripped magazine, Ampheta’Zine, and Bouldering. His fiction and poetry has appeared in The Rogue Voice, BlazeVOX, Denali, Paradoxism, Struggle, and Ink Pot. He is currently on The Huffington Post’s blog team.
He is the author of The End of Boys (Soft Skull, 2011), Let Them Be Eaten by Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids into the Great Outdoors (Perigee, 2013), Graphic the Valley (Tyrus Books, 2013), and This Is the Part Where You Laugh (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2016)