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Education
MA English—Creative Writing Emphasis. University of Idaho 1988
BA English Literature. University of Idaho 1986


Teaching
Washington State University 1988-2009
Literature, Creative Writing, Business and Technical Writing, Composition

University of Idaho 1988-1993
Composition, Literature

Literary Representation
Scott Waxman
Waxman Literary Agency
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New York NY 10011
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Biography
Buddy Levy is the author of Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs (Bantam Dell, 2008); American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett (Putnam, 2005, Berkley Books, 2006); and Echoes On Rimrock: In Pursuit of the Chukar Partridge (Pruett, 1998). As a freelance journalist he has covered adventure sports and lifestyle around the world, including several Eco-Challenges and other adventure expeditions in Argentina, Borneo, Europe, Greenland, Morocco, and the Philippines. His magazine articles and essays have appeared in Backpacker, Big Sky Journal, Couloir, Discover, High Desert Journal, Poets & Writers, River Teeth, Ski, Trail Runner, Utne Reader, TV Guide, and VIA. He is clinical assistant professor of English at Washington State University, and lives in northern Idaho with his wife Camie, his children Logan and Hunter, and two black Labs.

Recent Publishing History
Books—
River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana’s Historic Descent of the Amazon (Forthcoming Bantam Dell, 2010)

Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs (Bantam Dell, 2008).

American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett. Berkley Books, Dec 2006.

American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett.  Putnam, NY.  Dec 2005.

Chicken Soup for the Chiropractic Soul. HCI, Inc. (Anthology.) Florida 2003.

Wind Chill, A Novel.  Completed manuscript.         

Echoes on Rimrock: In Pursuit of the Chukar Partridge. Pruett Books, 1999.

The Gift of Birds: True Encounters with Avian Spirits. (Anthology.) Traveler’s Tales 1999.


Magazine Articles—
“The Blind Climber Who "Sees" With His Tongue.” Discover Magazine, July 2008

“Spinning Wheels and Singing Reels.” Big Sky Journal. Spring, 2007.

“The Setting of Wings.” High Desert Journal. Issue 5, Spring 2007.

“The Williams Peak Yurts.” Couloir. December, 2006.

“Leaps of Faith.” River Teeth. Fall Issue, December, 2006.

“Meditation on Silver Creek.” Sun Valley Magazine. Summer Issue, June 2006.

“The Singletrack to Paradise.” Hooked on the Outdoors. Fishing Issue, May/June 2006.

“The Wild Wild West.” Couloir. December, 2005.

“The Trail of the Coeur d’Alene.” Alaska Airlines Magazine, Spring 2006.

“The Life and Times of a Warren Miller Comic Stuntman.” Big Sky Journal. Dec, 2005.

“The Anatomy of the Free Range Writers.” Poets & Writers. May/June 2005.

“The River is Enough.” Big Sky Journal.  Fly Fishing Issue, February 2005.

“Washington Winter Wonderland.” Alaska Airlines Magazine. December 2004.

“The Setting of Wings.”  Big Sky Journal. October 2004.

“Cold Play in Greenland.”  Arctic Team Challenge.   Canoe & Kayak Magazine.  July 2004.

“Tie me Up, Tie me Down.”  World Ride & Tie Champs.  Trail Runner.  June 2004

 “The Big Bald One—Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain.” Couloir, October 2003.

“Fjord No Boundaries—East Greenland.”  Adventure Sports Magazine, September ’03.

“Land of Enchantment.”  SKI Magazine. Mountain Summer Issue June 2003.

“Breaking Down the Door.”  Writer’s Digest.  April 2003.

 “Open Boundaries: Schweitzer, Idaho.”  Couloir, January 2003

“Open Boundaries: Red Mountain, BC.”  Couloir, December 2002    

“Renowned Resort: Sun Valley, Idaho.”  Horizon Air Magazine, November 2002

“Dan the Man: Profile on Gold Medalist Dan O’Brien.”  Phoenix Magazine, July 2002

“Wind In The Wings.”  Field & Stream, May/June 2002

“Hobbitville: Schweitzer Mountain Biking.”  SKI Magazine, June 2002

“Mark Burnett: Made For TV?”  Cover Story.  Hooked on the Outdoors, Apr 2002

“The God Squad Conquers Argentina.” Trail Runner, March 2000

“The (Anonymous) Life and Times of a Warren Miller (Comic!) Stuntman.” Hooked on the Outdoors, January 2000

Readings, Presentations, Appearances—
January 20, 2007. CSPAN Book TV, reading and discussion from Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, Washington. (The episode continues to be run on CSPAN Book TV).

May 27, 2006 . CSPAN Book TV, reading and discussion from at Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, Washington.

April 18, 2006. Reading, discussion, Q & A and book signing, Potlatch Public Library, Potlatch, Idaho.

March 17, 2006. Reading, discussion, signing, and Q & A, Village Books, Historic Fairhaven, Washington.

February 8, 2006. Reading, discussion, Q & A and book signing—One World Café, Moscow, Idaho.

December 29, 2005. Reading, discussion, Q & A and book signing, Iconoclast Books, Ketchum, Idaho.

July, 2005. Keynote Speaker. Annual 4-H Leadership Conference, Moscow, Idaho.

Radio Interviews—
May 22, 2006. The Beat with Dave Beck. Taped interview on KUOW.org, a program of National Public Radio.  Discussion of American Legend.

March 5, 2006. Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, Evergreen Reading Room. Live Interview—30 minutes. Discussion of American Legend.

March 2006. Julie Scott Interview during The Dennis Patchin Show, KXLY 920, Spokane, Washington.

Conferences
2006 Montana Festival of the Book, Missoula, Montana, September 2006. Presenter.

2006 Associated Writing Programs annual conference and trade show, March 2006, Austin, Texas. Participant.

2005 Associated Writing Programs annual conference and trade show, March 2005, Vancouver, British Columbia. Participant.

© Buddy Levy 2010