Craig Heimbuch, award-winning journalist, author, and digital strategist, had never thought of owning a gun until his father gifted him with a 12-gauge Winchester over-under shotgun. Determined to take his first animal and begin to understand the hunting culture that his Midwestern family has always cherished, Heimbuch devoted himself to one year of hunting. His recent book, And Now We Shall Do Manly Things (William Morrow), is a witty and entertaining story of this hunting experience and his exploration of the meaning of manhood. Heimbuch has reported for newspapers in Ohio, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and has won awards from the Associated Press and the Virginia Press Association for feature writing and in-depth reporting. He has spoken at events such as the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival, the 2010 BlogWorld and New Media Expo, and the 2012 Ohio State Conference of the Daughters of the American Revolution, to name a few. He enjoys speaking about his travels and experiences to audiences at universities, conventions, historical societies, and travel organizations.
Heimbuch's first book, Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry, was the 2010 Great Lakes Booksellers best non-fiction award-winner. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, and lives in Ohio with their three children, Jack, Dylan, and Molly. In addition to his writing responsibilities, Heimbuch is also a digital content strategist, working with Fortune 500 companies around the world. In his downtime, he packs up his car and embarks on family adventures to points unknown.
Praise for And Now We Shall Do Manly Things:
"Heimbuch takes dead-aim at his conflicted relationship to guns, personalizing an issue so central to American culture -- it's a timely, humorous, and refreshingly un-holstered account." --Don Wildman, star of Travel Channel's Off Limits
"The book is a hilarious perspective on the culture of American hunting which would make Bill Bryson proud...Heimbuch pokes fun at himself, the hunting culture and humanity which makes the book enjoyable to hunting enthusiasts and those who have never ventured off the paved path." --Seattle Post Intelligencer
"Entertaining seriocomic search for selfhood . . . well-illustrated lessons about the unexpected benefits of stepping outside comfortable workaday routines to get a clearer perspective on one's potential as a human being." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet, and always well-paced adventures." -- Publishers Weekly