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, published by 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 GuardianTrail RunnerThe Art of Manliness, Powell’s Books and The Believer. He is an occasional 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 enjoys trail running (and racing), hiking, Vespas, IPAs, Irish traditional music (playing and listening), and long road trips.


Nate and Lydia

Tuesday, October 17th, San Diego, California: Hosted by Adventures by the Book as part of Health and Wellness Dinner Series. Event will be held at The Godfather Restaurant. Further details on the event page or on Facebook.

Wednesday, October 18, Sacramento, California: Central Library Galleria, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 19th, Portland, Oregon: Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 23, Seattle, Washington: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park location, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, Prineville, Oregon: The Bowman Museum, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28, Bend, Oregon: McMenamins Old St Francis School (part of History Pub series) 7:00 p.m. (doors at 5:30 p.m.)

***If you live in the Midwest, South, or East Coast, be sure to check out my co-author Lydia’s tour dates for Quackery on her website.***