PHIL COUSINEAU is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, lecturer and travel leader, storyteller and TV host. He is the author of more than 35 books, including Stoking the Creative Fires, Once and Future Myths, The Art of Pilgrimage, The Hero's Journey, Wordcatcher, The Painted Word, The Oldest Story in the World, The Book of Roads, and The Accidental Aphorist. The “omnipresent influence of myth in modern life” is a thread that runs through all of his work.
Phil lectures frequently on a wide range of topics—from mythology, film, and writing, to beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. An expert on mythology and film and the "hero journey" structure of screenplays, Phil is also the founding mentor of Book Passage bookstore's "Path to Publishing" program and consults on many types of writing and film projects. He lives in San Francisco, California. To learn more, or to contact Phil, please visit his website.