Tim Hauserman is a freelance writer and nearly a life-long resident of North Lake Tahoe. He wrote the official guide to the Tahoe Rim Trail, the recently published 4th edition. Tim’s latest book is Going It Alone: Ramblings and Reflections from the Trail. He also wrote Monsters in the Woods: Backpacking with Children and has written hundreds of articles on a variety of topics: travel, outdoor recreation, housing, education, and wildfires.

His writing career began in 2002 with the publication of the Tahoe Rim Trail guidebook which garnered Best Seller status and is considered the primary source for Tahoe Rim Trail users. In 2012, Hauserman won the ‘Best Sports Story’ award from the Nevada Press Association for “Need for Speed” written for the Reno News and Review. He holds a Masters of Regional Planning Degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Political Science from California State University, Chico.

Hauserman hikes, bikes, kayaks and canoes until the snow covers the ground, then he can be found cross country skiing or snowshoeing. He teaches at Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area and for twenty years ran the Strider Glider after-school program.​

Suzanne Roberts is the author of Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award), Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties (Longlisted for the 2023 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay), and Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (2020 NATJA Bronze medal), as well as four collections of poems. Named “The Next Great Travel Writer” by National Geographic’s Traveler, Suzanne’s work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays and included in The Best Women’s Travel Writing. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Rumpus, Hippocampus, The Normal School, Narratively, Ploughshares, River Teeth, and elsewhere. 

Suzanne is a dual American-British citizen and holds degrees in biology and English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno. She served as the  El Dorado County Poet Laureate (2018-2020) and offers individual writing coaching, manuscript evaluation & editing packages, and in-person and virtual workshops. She lives with her husband in South Lake Tahoe, California.