Westminster Professor Releases New Book "White Heat: The Extreme Skiing Life"
Wayne Johnson Captures Audiences with Amazing Tales of Risk, Skill and Bravery
From amazing ski stunts to heroic rescues, Wayne Johnson describes his life of extreme skiing and exhilarating adventures in his latest book “White Heat: The Extreme Skiing Life” published this month by Atria Books and Simon and Schuster.
Johnson, a Westminster College writer-in-residence, writes from his own experience as a first responder with the Park City Ski Patrol team, and as a competitive ski racer and Nordic jumper. The book’s adrenaline-filled pages capture even the most basic skier’s attention.
Johnson is an award-winning author of five novels. He was nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and has won several prestigious fellowships, among which have been a Teaching-Writing Fellowship from the internationally acclaimed Writers' Workshop in Iowa City; the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University; and the Chesterfield Writers' Film Project fellowship from Steven Spielberg's company Amblin Entertainment.
For more information on Johnson and “White Heat”, visit http://www.joannadymond.com/. For interviews with Johnson, please contact Krista Carlos at 801-832-2682.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu.