Fred First

Fred First is the author of “Slow Road Home: a Blue Ridge Book of Days” (2006) and “What We Hold in Our Hands -- a Slow Road Reader” (2009). He has contributed more than 30 essays to Roanoke's NPR station. His written and photographic works are published in various places including Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Petlife, Greenprints, Birmingham Arts Journal, Smith Mountain Laker, Nantahala Review and Richard Louv's Children and Nature Network.