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Who Is This Guy Anyway ?

Entirely off-grid until 2019, Paul Hetzler is still frequently off the wall. He was raised by wolves, his two children, and various other wild things. When his dream of becoming a bear did not pan out, Mr. Hetzler spiraled into a steep moral decline, finally landing a job as an educator. Despite a busy schedule burning toast on the woodstove and embarrassing his offspring, he managed to write weekly natural-history essays for newspapers and magazines, and Public Radio in the US.

Hetzler's writing regularly appears in The Saturday Evening Post, and has been published in Highlights for Children, Prime Number magazine, and in the British medical journal The Lancet. Ever the optimist, he hopes one day to burn less toast. Shady Characters, his first book of essays, was released in 2018, and the second volume, Head of the Class, came out in 2021 (look for the third volume in 2023). Also, he has an unpublished coming-of-age novel featuring cool things like “characters” and “plot,” in case anyone wants to find him an agent.​ He lives in Val-des-Monts, Québec with his awesome wife Marie-Line. They have no cats.

Check out his Short Story page, and the other headings above! 

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