Phil Maranda was born in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. An internationally published writer/photographer, his outdoor adventure, sports, travel, news, and nature articles and photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and on websites. Maranda has been making images for over ten years and has been writing nonfiction for over six years. He's had over 125 articles and nearly 400 images appear in publications worldwide. He currently writes both fiction and nonfiction. Maranda is a professional scuba diver and a certified massage therapist educated in Sarasota, Florida.