Nate Pedersen 4-16 04NATE PEDERSEN is a librarian, historian, and writer in Oregon. He is the co-author of Quackery: The Worst Ways to Cure Everything with Lydia Kang, forthcoming 10/17/17 from Workman.


Nate is a Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library and serves on the Board of Directors for the Deschutes County Historical Society & Museum. He is a member-at-large, representing Central Oregon, on the Oregon Heritage Trees Commission. He also lectures frequently on historical topics around the state.

 Nate’s journalism has appeared in The Art of ManlinessThe GuardianTrail Runner and The Believer. He is a blogger with Fine Books & Collections. His scholarly publications have appeared in the Oregon Historical Quarterly and the Oregon Encyclopedia.

He lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife, writer April Genevieve Tucholke, and two dogs, where he spends as much time as possible in the nearby mountains, forests, and deserts.