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David FitzSimmons, an award-winning free-lancer, photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Professional Photographer, and Shutterbug. David’s 100+ calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout, Barnes & Noble, and TF Publishing. David’s publications include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools, Curious Critters, Curious Critter Volume Two, Curious Critters Marine, as well as various Curious Critters state-specific board books. His other books include Salamander Dance, Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools, and Wakem the Rooster: UP All Night, which is a collaborative effort with NY Times #1 best-selling children’s book illustrator, Richard Cowdrey. David’s books have won 14 national book awards and sold close to ¼ million copies.
One of six Sigma Pro photographers in North America, David presents seminars and workshops to a wide variety of audiences, from public school, college, and university classes to photography groups and civic organizations. His works have been exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the National Center for Nature Photography, The Palm Beach Photographic Centre, and the Telluride Photo Festival. Before becoming a freelance photographer and author, David taught for over twenty years—first high school English and then as a university professor, having instructed at Cornell, Ohio State, and Ashland Universities. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University, with a specialty in narrative theory—investigating the components of storytelling—something that influences his photography and writing. David visits schools across North America sharing his Children & Nature message and promoting visual and verbal literacy.