After doing a reading at the Sechelt Writer’s festival in August of 2014 from my last book, Base Camp. 40 Days on Everest, Charlene SanJenko approached me and offered to help raise funds for this indie film project, 500 Days in the Wild. This resulted in a sold out event in March of 2015 which raised $5000.00 for the film. Making a film is like giving birth to a child, except they take years, not months, to be born. And they take many midwives. Charlene and her friends of Powerhouse are the midwives of the west coast. Big gratitude for all you wonderful women.