Author Robert S. Wood has written on subjects ranging from wilderness adventure to medicine to metaphysics and philosophy, always searching for ways to better life. His latest book was DESERT RIVERMAN. His dozen books have sold more than 500,000 copies.
Robert received a BS from the University of California in his hometown of Berkeley, California. During the early ‘60s, he wrote for LIFE, TIME and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED magazines, retiring at the age of 34 to travel and write. His first book was DESOLATION WILDERNESS, a rock-by-rock guide to 200 square miles of California High Sierra wilderness.
Next, he wrote two 1970s backpacking bestsellers, PLEASURE PACKING and THE 2 OZ. BACKPACKER, which together have sold more than a quarter-million copies.
Then came MOUNTAIN CABIN, a Waldenesque love letter to his rustic High Sierra wilderness cabin. That was followed by GOODBYE, LONELINESS!, an account of his passage through Primal Therapy and his training as a therapist, WHITEWATER BOATMAN: THE MAKING OF A RIVER GUIDE; DAYHIKER; HOMEOPATHY, MEDICINE THAT WORKS!; HAVE MORE FUN!; PEACEFUL PASSING; and "TIRED OF LIVIN'? FEARED OF DYIN'?"
All his life, Robert has searched for a belief system to live by that would 'fit.' After working his way through Western and Eastern religions, he found Abraham-Hicks, whose teachings are featured in both HAVE MORE FUN! and PEACEFUL PASSING. Robert quotes Abraham as asserting that "man's greatest joy comes from the contemplation and application of ideas, principles and beliefs."
"My passion" said Robert "is to explore and experiment with and write about beliefs and how they can produce happiness and success and ease human suffering. I’m also a student of human nature."
Robert, passed in 2014, he loved the wilds and spent as much time as possible outdoors. He and his wife, Deanne, frequently travelled to Mexico, Alaska, the Swiss and Italian Alps, and the Andes of Peru and Bolivia. They migrated with the seasons, living the summer half the year at their mountain cabin overlooking Lake Tahoe, on the crest of the California High Sierra. In the winter, they lived in the Sedona, Arizona, high desert, where they enjoyed hiking, swimming, gardening, and traveling.