photo by James Clark

Kevin Revolinski is the author of 16 books, including 60 Hikes MadisonBackroads and Byways of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide. His travel memoir The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales of an American Teacher in Turkey is now in its fifth printing. His short stories have appeared in several literary journals, and his first collection of them, Stealing Away: Stories, was published in January 2021 by Back Burner Books.

His writing and photography have appeared in publications around the world, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, and Sydney Morning Herald, to name but a few. His travels have taken him to over 75 countries. Back home in Wisconsin he is an authority on camping, hiking, paddling, and craft breweries. He has been featured as a guest regularly on Wisconsin Public Radio, and once on The Today Show.

He double-majored in English and History at St Norbert College, with additional studies in Creative Writing. He has worked a variety of jobs, including proofreading at a corporate law firm, marketing for an accounting firm, student recruiting for an English language school, various industrial and office jobs, and even some time in a couple of rock bands. He spent 3 years teaching high school English in Freeport, IL and Baytown, TX, and several more teaching English as a foreign language in Turkey, Panama, and Italy. While he had been writing for pleasure and then for pay here and there for many years, in 2004 he became a full-time, self-employed freelance writer, focusing on travel, and has supported himself as such since.