Lowell Thomas Jr. has led a life of adventure, traveling around the world. Since 1960 he has been based in Anchorage, Alaska, where he lives with his wife, Tay, of more than sixty-three years. An author, filmmaker, and devoted small-plane pilot for about sixty-five years, and one who has approximately 1.2 million miles of flight time at the controls on his resume, Thomas is a passionate conservationist and has been honored for his work in preserving the Alaska wilderness.
Lew Freedman is a longtime journalist and former sports editor of the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska, where he lived for seventeen years. The author of nearly sixty books, Freedman has won more than 250 journalism awards.
He and his wife, Debra, live in Indiana.