While Lance fights fire in Seattle, climbs the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, and sails the Salish Sea, he writes. He is the #1 gay adventure author of THE PATH TO PATAGONIA on Amazon. His writing has recently appeared in OUTSIDE, MOUNTAINEER, and THE STRANGER, who listed his essay, Assaulted and Silenced, as The Best American Journalism of 2018. SECOND-CLASS SAILORS, his debut novel, was featured as “a courageous exploration of the power of love and sexuality to transcend institutional boundaries,” in Kirkus Reviews. His poetry chapbook, SAILBOAT LIVING, was an honorable mention for the 2016 Homebound Poetry Prize and a #1 Bestseller in Nature Poetry. He is currently an MFA candidate at Pacific University in his off hours and resides with his fiancé and two dogs in Seattle WA.