Jonathan Derksen spent his formative years in Malaysia, Japan, Canada and Bolivia. He has contributed to editions of Backpacking and Trekking in Peru and Bolivia (Bradt Publications) and he compiled Hiking in the Garhwal Himalayas: A Guide (Woodstock Publications). His writing and photography have appeared in South American Explorer Magazine, Geographical, GORP, and elsewhere. Work with National Geographic and Discovery Channel has taken him from the Andean highlands to the remote Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. His passions include being a husband and father, teaching and leading student expeditions, and protecting Bolivia’s Andean watershed region. Jon is currently working on a novel Loggerheads an action-packed Young Adult novel about a boy fighting to help protect loggerhead turtles in the Caribbean nation of Belize.
In this magical real tale reminiscent of short works by Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a young man finds himself trapped by his existence in the cloud forests of the eastern Andes. Through a series of bizarre encounters with animals of the mist, he comes to realize a dreadful truth, and he is faced with the most important decision of his life.