It’s easier to stay alive if you know what’s out there. Whether it’s understanding local climate patterns, snow conditions, or predators that inhabit certain areas, having even a basic understanding of what lies ahead, can be the difference between having a great day out, and not coming home at all.
Dead Reckoning is an honest, gritty, and sometimes gripping collections of close-calls and accidents in the outdoors.
Emma’s compelling narrative nonfiction covers stories and topics ranging from hiking and mountaineering, to sea kayaking and backcountry skiing, in a style that is accessible to readers of all experience levels.
At the end of each chapter, she distills lessons learned for staying safe in the outdoors––all with a relatable, sometimes self-deprecating (and occasionally vulnerable) twist.
I recently caught up with Emma to talk about the book, why she wrote it and who it’s for, as well as digging into the creative process of being a writer and creative person.
All that today, on this episode of The Firn Line.