Author of Regarding Willingness
In 1970, Harp and his cousin Jerry put together a horse logging show in western Oregon through most of the ‘70’s, while he studied for a forestry engineering MA at O.S.U.. He got banged up falling timber in western Montana in the early 80’s and he and Lisa took the Work Comp settlement and headed to Ireland with their wee ones, Flannery and Derry. Harp studied Latin, Greek, and English writing and was selected to be the first American to participate in the Irish National Writer’s Workshop. Two years later, back home, he began writing for a living at the age of 40 and did well, working for glossies such as National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian Air & Space, plus more. Magazine assignments took him to six continents over a twenty-three-year career. He also spent several hundred days, two weeks at a time, teaching writing workshops in 80+ bush schools all over Alaska.