Jim Burnett

Jim Burnett has enjoyed camping since he was a youngster, and is a veteran of thirty years as a National Park Service ranger at eight parks all across the U.S. His assignments included Grand Canyon (Arizona), Glacier (Montana), Lake Mead (Arizona and Nevada), and Buffalo National River (Arkansas) before he completed his career as Chief Ranger at Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia.

Following his retirement from the National Park Service, Jim embarked on a second dream career as a writer. His first book, Hey Ranger! True Tales of Humor and Misadventure from America’s National Parks resulted in requests for a sequel, and Hey Ranger 2: More True Tales of Humor and Misadventure from the Great Outdoors was released in 2007.

In addition to his books, Jim is the author of several articles in national periodicals. He has been a guest on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation,” ESPN Radio’s “The Outdoor’s Show,” and a number of local radio and TV programs. His books have been featured in Wyoming Wildlife, Yellowstone Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Miami Herald and a variety of other publications around the country.

Jim is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He and his wife Velma have been happily married for 40 years, and live in northeast Texas.

If you have a humorous outdoor experience you’d like to share, or just want to e-mail Jim, he’d enjoy hearing from you. Perhaps your story will end up in a future blog! Click here for his contact information.

To learn more about Jim, visit his website at http://www.heyranger.com