Dig: A Personal Prehistoric Journey (Fall 2018)
Sam Chiarelli blogs at This Day in Dinosaurs and his work is forthcoming in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Chiarelli holds an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University. He has been a dinophile for more than 25 years and has dug for Mesozoic fossils in New Jersey and Colorado. Chiarelli resides in Pittston, Pennsylvania.
Author image by Jessica Zampetti.
Dig: A Personal Prehistoric Journey
This book follows Sam on a cross-country Amtrak trip with a final destination of a fossil dig. Buried within are encounters in museums big and small and interviews with many of Sam’s childhood heroes: paleontologists, artists, and others who’ve dedicated their lives to revealing the distant past.
Part science and nature adventure and part memoir, this book is all dinosaur.