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Bonnie Henderson is the author of three hiking guidebooks from Mountaineers Books: Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail (available Oct. 1, 2021), Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon (with Zach Urness, new edition 2018), andDay Hiking: Oregon Coast (new edition 2015). She is also the author of two books from Oregon State University Press: the critically acclaimed The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast (2014) and Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris (2008), which was listed as a Best Book of 2008 by the Seattle Times and was a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Awards.


Her varied journalism career has included newspaper and magazine writing and editing, health care communications, and creating interpretive signage for parks and wildlife refuges. Today she is primarily focused on exploring the intersection of the natural world and the human experience close to home. She was the recipient of a writing fellowship residency at Playa. When she is not on the coast, she is at home in Eugene, Oregon.​​

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