Join us for a meet + greet with the author of The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington's Hidden Culture, Dan Szczesny and the artist who designed the book’s cover, Kat Maus. Author and artist will be available to sign work, light refreshments will be served.
Over the course of one calendar year, journalist Dan Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England’s tallest mountain. But Mount Washington is more than just a 6,288-foot rock pile; the mountain is the cultural soul of climbers, hikers, and tourists from around the world looking to test their mettle against some of the most extreme conditions in return for a chance to be inspired by some of the most intense natural beauty. Dan Szczesny is a long-time author and journalist living in New Hampshire. His books include travelogues on Nepal, Alaska, and the White Mountains. He is a Hemingway Foundation finalist for short fiction and has also written a collection of short stories and of poetry. He’s traveled widely throughout the country speaking about adventure travel and the importance of getting kids into the outdoors. He currently calls Manchester, New Hampshire his Base Camp where he lives with his wife and daughter. Learn more about Dan’s work at www.danszczesny.com
Kat Maus is the illustrator and designer behind Kat Maus Haus Illustration & Design, based in Boston, MA. In 2015, when an injury left her sidelined from an active lifestyle, she began to explore digital illustration and graphic design, focusing on the mountains she couldn't stop daydreaming about. Her first series of prints was inspired by her hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She incorporates maps of the areas illustrated into each print to add visual interest and tie each image to its source of inspiration. Kat uses digital brushes to "paint" these images from scratch on a Microsoft Surface using Adobe Photoshop. She has been featured in Wild Northeast Magazine and her prints are sold in Fifty Home. See more of her work at: katmaushaus.com / Instagram and Facebook: @katmaushaus