Dean Michael Patterson is a freelance writer and outdoor enthusiast. Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, he lives in Minnesota where he works as an editor at the University of Minnesota.

A graduate of San Diego State University, he travels extensively throughout the United States capturing the American Spirit in words. He has published as a journalist, as well as with Amazon Books.

His hobbies include reading, running, hiking, fishing, camping, music, watching movies, comfort food, and picture recipe book cooking.

When not reading or writing, he can be found running along the trails or in the wilds of the great Rock Mountains.