My PA Wilds Guest Essay: “New Moonshine Book Reflects the Can-Do Rebel Spirit of the PA Wilds”

“With the release of Moonshine: A Celebration of America’s Original Rebel Spirit, I have now written 18 books while living in the Pennsylvania Wilds. From this home base of historic small towns, green fields, and vast woodlands, the impact of these books has reached far and wide across the U.S. and the globe—Italy, France, Korea, China. Their ripples outward carry with them the can-do attitude and gutsy fortitude that are rooted right back here in this land we love.

While success is a thrill, and a blessing for sure, I never lose sight of where it’s grounded. I’m humbled to be merely a messenger with a pen. My name on book covers isn’t nearly as important as the party waiting inside on pages that I hope will inspire, entertain, impact, satiate, propel, and stand the test of time long after I have passed this way. . . .”



John Schlimm

John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, advocate, artist, and the award-winning author of 19 books on dogs, memoir, entertaining/cooking, history, how-to, and essays.