Mosquito Rain

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by Dan Szczesny

  • ISBN 978-1-61019-226-2
  • $10.50 US paperback
  • $0.99 US ebook coming Winter 2016

MOSQUITO RAIN is a story of discovery as travel writer Dan Szczesny (The Nepal Chronicles and The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie) searches Alaska for the true meaning of its nickname: The Last Frontier. From Anchorage to Denali to Fairbanks to Valdez. From the Arctic Circle to Delta Junction. From glaciers to pipelines to the ferry through Prince Edward Sound. Szczesny and his wife bomb their way over dirt roads and broken highways, making their adventure up as they go. Whether he’s finding a hidden salmon-fishing spot, walking inside a glacier, or watching eagles soar over Valdez Bay, Szczesny’s Alaska is terrifying and beautiful: a land of equal parts danger and wonder. So brush off the mosquitoes, boil up some dehydrated noodles, and enjoy discovering an Alaska you never knew existed.

Print copies are still available from our shop, hosted by Big Cartel. If you live in the USA and don’t want to use PayPal, you can send a check for $10.50 (includes shipping) made out to “Folded Word” with “Mosquito Rain” in the comment line to: Folded Word, 79 Tracy Way, Meredith NH 03253. Copies are also available from most booksellers.


Dan Szczesny is a long-time journalist, travel writer, editor and author living in New Hampshire. He began his career in Buffalo, New York. Since then, he has written for a wide variety of regional and national publications, including the Main Line Times, Philadelphia Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, Princeton Packet, Pennsylvania Magazine, all4woman,com, Yahoo! Parenting and Huffington Post. He writes an occasional column for Good Men Project called “Modern Dad” about getting kids into nature and the challenges of being an older dad.

In 2000, he moved to New Hampshire to cover the Presidential Primary Election. In 2001, Dan became Associate Publisher of The Hippo, now the state’s largest Arts and Entertainment journal. He’s a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s 4,000-footer club and has written extensively about the outdoors and hiking, including two travel memoirs and one collection of short fiction. He has camped in the Grand Canyon, hiked England’s Coast to Coast Trail, trekked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and traveled in Northern India with his ten-month-old daughter. For more information on Dan and his writing, visit


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