My name is Brandon Ferdig.
I write human interest stories and commentary from a unique perspective. Much of my writing has been inspired by traveling/working in foreign countries–mainly, East Africa and East Asia.
My pieces have been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune (startribune.com), Minnesota Public Radio (mpr.org), The Good Men Project (goodmenproject.com), and the St. Paul Pioneer Press (TwinCities.com).
I am the author of Life Learned Abroad: Lessons on Humanity from China published January 2014.
In 2015, I documented the journey of thirty-seven 8th grade Hmong and Karenni students from St. Paul, MN to their homelands of northern Thailand.
Today I continue to write stories, promote my China book, and am preparing for my follow-up book with the working title Life Learned Abroad: Stories and Essays from East Africa.