KN writing

My name is Kevin Nelson, and I am the award-winning author of 19 books and many articles. Lately, as you’ll see when you scan my blog, I have been doing lots of traveling and lots of writing about it.

Travel. Adventure. Discovery.

Those are the themes of this website, and I hope you’ll join me as I write about all the marvelous places I’m going, the many remarkable people I’m meeting, and the things I’m doing. My goal is to make my travel as interesting for readers as it is for me.

If you would like to learn more about the books I’ve written and the awards they have won, please click to the Books page. One of my books, Operation Bullpen, is being developed into a movie and exciting things are happening with it, including a just-released new edition. Its website has excerpts, reviews and more information.

Another book of mine, The Golden Game, is coming out in a new edition in spring 2015 by the University of Nebraska Press. More on that to come.

I have also written for many print and online publications, such as The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, A Luxury Travel Blog,, Dave’s Travel Corner, Ski, Running Times, San Jose Mercury News, and the California Historical Society Quarterly.

Additionally, I have appeared on national TV and radio, and spoken to numerous civic groups about my books. My writing has been translated into foreign editions, published internationally, and served as the source of TV documentaries. I have worked as a travel and history consultant for a well-known movie studio on an animated film that I cannot reveal because of a non-disclosure agreement.

I live with my wife and family in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like going new places, as a writer and as a human being, and I like taking as many readers as I can with me when I go. Come along for the ride and if you would like to drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you. Please use the email address on my Contact page.