John Schirle - book author
John Schirle was raised in central Illinois and has been back in his home state since 1993. Since his college days he has loved getting away in the outdoors: camping, hiking, canoeing, and more recently, caving. As a result he's spent countless hours scouring the region for the ever-elusive ideal tent-camping getaway. He's had a personal goal for some years of visiting every single state park in Illinois (which he hasn't yet achieved-though he's a lot closer now!). Over the year's he's been a Bible translator in central Africa, a college professor, camp program director, and is currently a children's librarian in his hometown of Decatur, Illinois.
John Schirle is the author of books: The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos, Best Tent Camping: Illinois: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization