A.D. Livingston claims to have hopscotched through life. Born and raised on
a farm. Navy at seventeen. Mechanical engineering at Auburn. Atomic bombs at Oak Ridge. Creative writing at University of Alabama. Missiles and rockets at
Huntsville. Published a novel about poker and played more or less
professionally. Travel editor at Southern Living. Freelance writing and
outdoor photography. Word Man for bait-casting rods and reels with Lew
Childre, the Speed Spool man and genius of modern bait-casting gear. Bought
the family farm. Lost the back forty publishing Bass Fishing News. Lost
the rest of the farm manufacturing fishing lures. Back to freelancing. Published twenty some-odd books. For the past sixteen years -- the sweetest of all, he claims -- he has been the food columnist for Gray's Sporting Journal.
What in his previous work experience qualifies him for this position? Nothing whatsoever. He hates to work, but he loves to cook and eat fish and
game -- and he loves to write about it his way.
A. D. is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including The Complete Fish and Game Cookbook, The Trout Cookbook, The Saltwater Fish Cookbook, Cold-Smoking & Salt-Curing Meat, Fish, & Game, Cast-Iron Cooking, Jerky, Sausage, On the Grill, and The Whole Grain Cookbook. He lives in Florida.