Russ Eanes is a writer, walker, and cyclist from Harrisonburg, VA. His goal in living is to “inspire others to more simple, meaningful, peaceful and less consumptive lives.” He has several decades’ experience in book publishing, most recently as Publisher at Herald Press, where he reflected that his favorite thing was to help aspiring or experienced authors put their ideas and thoughts between the covers of a book. An avid world traveler, especially to South America and Europe, he has trekked, hiked, climbed, and biked across the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, and Italy. In 2018 he completed a 500-mile pilgrimage on foot across Spain on the Camino de Santiago and a 1,000-mile bike trip covering the length of the UK, from Lands End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland. A lifelong lover of books and writing, he became a first-time author himself in 2019 with the publication of his book, The Walk of a Lifetime: 500 Miles on the Camino de Santiago. He and his wife Jane have six grown children and six grandchildren, who bring them much joy.