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Dave Fox is an award-winning humor and travel writer, and part-time adult. He also spends a couple of months each year in Europe leading tours for Rick Steves and trying very hard not to get lost. He's not really sure where he's from anymore, though he thinks Planet Earth is a pretty cool place. He has lived in Norway, England, Turkey, Maryland, and Wisconsin, but not all at the same time. He currently does most of his snoring in Seattle, Washington, and will move to Singapore in July, 2011.

Dave won the 2004 Book Proposal Contest sponsored by the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton, and AuthorHouse Publishing. His collection of humor essays about his personal travel fiascos, Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad is available online at He was named Humor Writer of the Month by the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop in October, 2003, and has also received the Scandinavian Scholar Award from the Sons of Norway.

Dave's writing has appeared in books by Rick Steves and Lonely Planet, in a variety of magazines and newspapers, and in letters to his mother, though not often enough if you ask her.

A former news anchor for Wisconsin Public Radio, Dave has also released an audiobook CD. The Fox that Quacked: Essays from Planet Earth features 12 of his most popular humor essays. It's guaranteed to make you laugh, or if it doesn't, it also makes a great beer coaster. You can buy the CD and check out his writing on his website at


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