Ted Williams detests baseball, but is as obsessed with fishing as was the “real” (or, as he much prefers, “late”) Ted Williams. What he finds really discouraging is when readers meet him in person and still think he’s the frozen ballplayer. The surviving Ted writes full time on fish and wildlife issues. In addition to freelancing for national publications, he serves as national chair of the Native Fish Coalition.

This past June Williams was recognized by the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) as the nation’s best outdoor columnist for his work in Audubon magazine. He has also received numerous other national writing and conservation awards. He lives in Grafton, Massachusetts.