Prone to trysts of wanderlust with Harry, his 1984 VW camper van, writer Chris Killian remembers his father looking over that day's Detroit Free Press and saying, "A man who writes for a living never has a boring life." Killian earned his BA in History and English at Western Michigan University. He attended graduate school for counseling psychology, but left on a leap of faith to pursue a career in journalism. He’s been published in The Christian Science Monitor, United Press International, The New York Daily News, The Detroit Free Press, The Grand Rapids Press and the Kalamazoo Gazette, as well as producing stories for WMUK-FM, Southwest Michigan’s NPR station.
Killian has penned his first book, The Long Road Home, chronicling his journeys into the heart of America on small roads and byways. Over the course of four years and 50,000 miles, spending time with people in the places where they create place, he witnesses the face of his nation unfold and begins to make amends with his own personal story.