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Born and raised on the rainy side of the Cascade mountains in the Pacific Northwest, Devon is not afraid to get her feet wet.


A lifelong outdoorswoman and former sea kayak guide, Devon Fredericksen is the author of How to Camp in the Woods (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2019) and 50 Classic Day Hikes of the Eastern Sierra (K. Daniels Publishing, 2013). She also contributed to Navigating With or Without a Compass (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2019) and Green Fire (Huxley College of the Environment, 2010). Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Hakai, bioGraphicHigh Country News, Guernica, Yes!, Indian Country Today, Meatpaper, Food Safety News, and Eastside Magazine. Her writing focuses on the intersection between the natural world and humans. She earned bachelor’s degrees in environmental journalism and Spanish from Western Washington University. She started her journalism career at The Sheet newspaper in Bishop, California, reporting on issues in the area for four years. Before that, she was the managing editor for Huxley College’s The Planet magazine.

Devon has held multiple roles within the book publishing industry for more than a decade, first as a bookseller for Spellbinder Books, then for eight years as a senior book development editor for Girl Friday Productions (GFP), a book editorial and production firm based in Seattle, Washington. At GFP, she helped a diverse range of publishers and independent authors position their books strategically in the competitive publishing landscape. She’s managed such books as Lilianne Milgrom’s L’Origine, winner of the Publishers Weekly 2021 U.S. Selfies Award for Best Adult Fiction; Rick Quinn’s Just Like Us: A Veterinarian’s Visual Memoir of Our Vanishing Great Ape Relatives, endorsed by Jane Goodall; Libby Moore’s The River of Birds, endorsed by Lily King; and Charlie Newton’s Privateers, endorsed by Lee Child.

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