Monte Burch is an award-winning freelance writer, photographer, and author of over seventy-five books and thousands of outdoors and how-to magazine articles. A prolific writer, he sells to markets such as Field & Stream and American Hunter . His books range from building outdoor gear and hunting lodges to hunting turkeys to seasonal patterns for walleye. As a photographer, he has had magazine cover shots on Bassmaster , Sports Afield , and many others.
Benjamin Watson is the editor of The Chelsea Green Reader . A longtime senior editor for Chelsea Green and other publishers, Watson specializes in books on sustainable agriculture, ecological gardening, and traditional foods and food culture. He is the author or coauthor of several nonfiction books, including Cider, Hard and Sweet , published by The Countryman Press/W.W. Norton. Watson's book writing and editing projects for Chelsea Green include Passport to Gardening, Slow Food , and The Slow Food Guide to New York City . Watson consults on heritage orchard and biodiversity projects around the country. He speaks frequently to audiences on the history and biological diversity of apples and the re-emerging national and world cider culture.