Tom Stienstra is an American author, outdoorsman and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. He has written several guide books for California, the Pacific Northwest and America. He produces a radio feature for KCBS-74/San Francisco He hosted and co-produced a television special for PBS. He has also won national awards. At age 21, he survived a hatchet attack, after which he gained insights into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and gaining fulfillment through the outdoor experience. In 2022, his book '52 Weekend Adventures" was awarded second place in the nation as best outdoor book of the year by the Outdoors Writers Association of America; https://owaa.org/2021-eic-award-winners/. The book is reviewed at the San Francisco Chronicle by Peter Fish here, https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/books/tom-stienstra-shares-favorite-spots-in-52-weekend-adventures-just-in-time-for-summer-fun. Earlier, he won OWAA's highest Excellence in Craft Award for career achievement; https://owaa.org/eic-winners/. In 2017, he hosted and co-produced, with Jim Schlosser the national television film, "The Mighty T, The Tuolumne River from Glacier to Golden Gate," for KVIE-Sacramento/PBS, which released the film to 352 outlets in the PBS network. It won the Emmy for Health, Science, Environmental Special from the National Academy of Television, and Science. Stienstra has written many books, including many No. 1 bestsellers in their categories. Among them is Moon California Camping, released its 22th edition in spring of 2022, the best-selling and longest running outdoor guidebook series in America  and Moon Pacific Northwest Camping, listed in the Portland Oregonian as a No. 1 bestseller. His novel is The Sweet Redemption, An Inspector Korg Mystery.