Whether it's getting flashed by a geriatric hooker in Miami or baking in the heat of a forest fire in Oregon, there's little that journalist Ken Bilderback won't do to get a story worth telling.
Bilderback is a retired newspaper reporter and editor and former NFPA-certified volunteer Public Information Officer for the Gaston Rural Fire District in Oregon. His hobbies include listening to nonagenarians talk about Prohibition, creating videos of cats interacting with gophers, and saying "Aw, shucks!" while winning literary awards.
Honors for "Creek With No Name":
First Runner Up, History Prize, 2012 New York Book Festival
Winner, Regional Literature, 2012 New England Book Festival
Winner, Regional Literature, 2012 Southern California Book Festival
First Runner Up, Regional Literature, 2012-2013 Los Angeles Book Festival
Honorable Mention, Non-fiction, 2013 Great Northwest Book Festival
Honorable Mention, History, 2012 San Francisco Book Festival
Honorable Mention, General Non-fiction, 2012 Hollywood Book Festival
Honorable Mention, General Non-fiction, 2012 London Book Festival
Honors for "Wheels on the Bus":
Honorable Mention, Autobiography, 2011 New York Book Festival
Honorable Mention, Autobiography, 2012 Southern California Book Festival