Monica Prelle quit writing at the age of seven when her oldest sister squashed her dreams of becoming a poet. It was then she decided she would become a zoologist specializing in pandas. That didn’t work out either.
She eventually enrolled in the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and graduated with Journalism degree.
A freelance writer and outdoors adventurer, Monica lives at 8,000 feet (perfect for altitude training) in California’s Eastern Sierra.
Monica is the camping editor and writer for About.com. Her freelance outdoors, wine, and travel articles have been published in Alaska Airlines Magazine, Backcountry Magazine, Bespoke Magazine, Montage Magazine, and online at the Matador Network and The Active Times. See a list of Monica’s published writing here.