David Fuller Cook lives near the Eno River, in North Carolina, and his love for the river has led him to preserve the oral history of the Eno in stories and songs. As a naturalist and educator Cook cofounded, in 1989, the bio-regionally based Schoolhouse of Wonder, an environmental education organization with programs for children. He taught for several years in the field of gifted education, recently returning to the Schoolhouse of Wonder as its program director. Cook is the author of Piedmont Almanac: A Guide to the Natural World. Reservation Nation is his first novel.