Parker was raised in the rugged mountains of Montana where he grew up hunting and hiking in the outdoors while developing a love for books and poetry at a young age. He won the Authors of the Flathead poetry competition in 2008 and was published in several local poetry publications. As a budding writer and musician, Parker carried his passion to music school in Los Angeles where he studied bass guitar and connected with peers from all over the world. His friends in school offered several unique perspectives from their various locations on the globe, giving Parker a broader scope to challenge his beliefs and opinions. After school, he began writing the epic Winds of the Immortals Trilogy while traveling and working as a forester through the vast lands of the North American west. Journeying through wilderness's such as the Cascades, Alaska, the Rocky Mountains, and New Mexico and Arizona deserts inspired Parker to formulate his dystopian saga between both his long stints on the fire line, and off-season side quests as well. His writing is influenced by mythology, folklore, epic poetry, stories of people facing adversity, modern and ancient military history, and multi-cultural perspectives. In April 2022, Parker became a certified protection specialist after graduating with honors from Executive Security International in Grand Junction, Colorado.
While the sun sleeps, the moon is wide awake. This winter has been full of hardship and challenges, but arduous circumstances are part of what makes us stronger. I have spent much of this winter writing a fiction novel called 'The Digging Seed' about a wild land fire crew based on my experiences battling blazes throughout the Western US. I wrote this story to show how ordinary people are doing the extraordinary, those who have normalized chaos in order to cope with their undertaking. The Digging Seed is a warning signal for what is to come in this age of exponential environmental change.
with love and fortitude,