Paul is an avid reader and reads everything but he particularly enjoys literary fiction with an edge and a message about the human condition. Some of his favorite writers are Willa Cather, John Cheever, William Faulkner, Graham Greene, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Mario Vargas Llossa, and Peter Matthiessen.
Paul and Julie enjoy traveling and recently lead a five month Global Semester for students at St. Olaf College. They also lived and traveled in New Zealand for three months. Travel blogs:
If you are interested in the history of German Russian settlement in the United States (part of the setting for SONG OF DESTINY), you may want to check out the website of the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection: