dana st. mary is a lifelong devourer of books and tall tales told by strangers, in odd places. he spent over fifteen years as an alaskan deckhand on halibut, black cod, and crab boats. he spent twenty plus years as a traveler and inveterate storyteller. north america is his particular bailiwick. he now sleeps in a bed, under a roof, with his wife (colleen) and two exceptionally handsome children (patrick and irene).