Bob Welch is the author of 17 books, an award-winning columnist, a speaker, and an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
He has won dozens of journalism honors, including the Seattle Times C.B. Blethen Award for Distinguished Feature Writing and the National Society of Newspaper Columnist's best-writing award.
His articles have been published in inspirational books, including the popular "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series and magazines such as Reader's Digest, Sports Illustrated, Runner's World, and Focus on the Family.
Welch speaks nationwide and is the founder and director of the Beachside Writers Workshop in Yachats, Oregon.
He and his wife Sally have two grown sons.