Not long ago, Julie Buckles took off on a 1,700-mile canoe trip with her new husband through Lake Superior and into remote wilderness areas of Canada. Her book about this event, called Paddling to Winter: A Couple's Wilderness Journey from Lake Superior to Northern Canada, has captured attention for its candid take on modern-day adventures and marriage.
Paddling to Winter was recently awarded the Next Generation Indie Award, the Independent Publishers Award, the Foreword Book of the Year in Adventure, and the Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award for cover design.
Buckles has worked as a reporter and freelance writer and as an adjunct professor. Currently she works in the communications office of Northland College as the public and media relations specialist. She is a regular contributor to Lake Superior Magazine and WPR's Wisconsin Life.
Julie Buckles was born in the driftless region of Wisconsin and raised on a 47-acre dairy farm. She now lives near Washburn with her husband, Charly, two children, and a team of Siberian huskies. She studied history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.
For more information:
- Visit the author's website at JulieBuckles.com