William Friar

William Friar grew up in Panama near the banks of the Panama Canal. This is his third Panama-related book; he also authored an ecotourist guidebook, "Adventures in Nature: Panama." and a photo-essay book, "Portrait of the Panama Canal." Bill began his writing career as a stringer for the metro desk of the "New York Times, " where he found that covering stabbings, shootings, blizzards, and hockey parades was surprisingly good training for travel writing. He has worked as a rock-music critic, a...See more