Russ Eanes is a writer, walker and cyclist from Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has several decades experience in the publishing business and now works full-time as a freelance writer, editor and publishing consultant. He grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Hartford and Chicago, where he spent most of his time in the outdoors. From an early age he had ambitions to become a writer and to travel the world. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in English and Boise State University, with a Masters in Public Administration. He also studied theology and pastoral ministry at Southern Seminary. In 1979 he married the former Jane Fitzgerald and they have six grown children and five grandchildren. In addition to his work in publishing, he has worked for decades in ministry, including work as a pastor and a coordinator of local ministries, and as a university administrator. In addition to walking and cycling, he enjoys reading, gardening, photography and spending time with his family, and continues to have a passion for the outdoors and for the environment. He lives in Harrisonburg, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.