David Loring Nash is an author and singer-songwriter from Southeast Minnesota. His works include the novel The Man in the Pines, a re-imagination of the legendary folk figure, Paul Bunyan. He was born in Rochester, Minnesota where he spent his childhood before attending Augsburg University. After college, he traveled the country for nearly a decade ultimately settling in La Crescent, Minnesota by way of Omaha, Nebraska and Norfolk, Virginia. He spends his free time daydreaming, writing, and chasing his children (David and Anna) and the outdoors with his wife, Sara.