Eric Chandler is a husband, father, and pilot who cross-country skis as fast as he can in Duluth, Minnesota. His book of poetry Hugging This Rock (Middle West Press, 2017) was released in November, 2017. He is the author of two other books: a collection of outdoor essays called Outside Duluth and a novella titled Down In It. His writing has appeared in Northern WildsGrey Sparrow Journal, The Talking Stick, Flying Magazine, Sleet Magazine, The Thunderbird Review, O-Dark-Thirty, Line of Advance, and Aqueous Magazine, to name a few. He’s a member of Lake Superior Writers, an Active Member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and a Member of the Military Writers Guild.

He’s also a veteran of both the US Air Force and the Minnesota Air National Guard. He flew 145 combat missions and over 3000 hours in the F-16. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He enjoys cross country ski racing and marathon running. He lives with his wife and two children in Duluth, Minnesota.

Connect with Eric Online:

My blog: https://ericchandler.wordpress.com/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ericchandler
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00FH9TJ10
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.chandler.16
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShmoF16
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/shmochandler/
2011 American Birkebeiner

At the Finish of 2011 Birkie. -10F at the start. Coldest edition of the 12 I’ve done.

9 Responses to About

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  2. Hey Shmo, the one about everyone expressing gratitude….good shit. Keep at it, brother.

    SPAM Riza

  3. John Hinners says:

    Regarding your nice narrative in the Korkki newsletter, I don’t just remember grundvalla, I have a can in my garage and still burn it into my beautiful Bonna wooden skis with Lignastone edges that I use exclusively! Don’t cotton to that fancy new stuff. No heart.
    Love Korkki!

    • Thanks, John! I still love classic style and made sure my kids do it right. I think my old Madshus Birkebeiners are in a cabin somewhere in Maine. We should make a “Got Grundvalla?” t-shirt. Korkki Rules!

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  6. Gerry Ostern says:

    Shmo, I looked you up in the Birkie results this morning…nice job! Slick

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