Katie & Scott

SCOTT BISCHKE LIVES WITH his wife, Katie Gibson, in Bozeman, Montana. Along with his writing career, Scott has worked as a chemical engineering science researcher at three national laboratories, as an environmental engineer for Hewlett-Packard, as the lab director for the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, and as a science and technology writer and facilitator specializing in Greater Yellowstone Area science and engineering issues.

Scott’s professional life has touched broadly on issues of resource management and climate change. He has led programs for materials reduction and recycling for a major manufacturing plant, helped draft research plans and science agendas dealing with natural resource constraints and climate change, and completed engineering projects and served on an electronics industry professional technical advisory board scoped at reducing global warming gases from wafer fabrication processes. Most recently Scott served on the Mayor’s Task Force to draft Bozeman’s Climate Action Plan.

More personally, Scott and Katie have hiked, biked, and canoed in interesting places far and wide, including backpacking the length of the Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico, and hiking and canoeing the length of the Yellowstone River. A common thread in all of Scott and Katie’s travels has been their desire to immerse themselves in the peace, solitude, and tranquility of the natural world. The couple seeks out people, places, and activities that reinforce their desire to live a life filled with positive energy. Perhaps more simply, they seek to live a life that reflects their gratitude for being alive each and every day.


Scott Bischke
  • I have lived with my wife through her recurrent cancer, and have shared with her the joy--post cancer--of walking 3,000 miles along the Continental Divide.
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  • I express myself best in writing, though friends will tell you that I am hard to shut up.
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  • I have special love of a special place, Montana.
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  • I have never experienced writer's block.


I am a reader, as well as a writer. I have a limited time each day, indeed in life, and I want the things I read to matter. Likewise, I want what I write to matter, to have a reason for being, to engage the reader. I believe that good story, crafted well, has the power to change the world.

I have published a number of popular press books, as described in this website. Each of my books, in its own way, presents a topic I found critically important at the time I wrote it...and still do. From most recent to oldest, the books and their reason for being are:

  • * FISH TANK: A Fable for Our Times--natural resources and climate change
  • * GOOD CAMEL, GOOD LIFE: Finding Enlightenment One Drop of Sweat at a Time--health, yoga, spirituality, philosophy
  • * CROSSING DIVIDES: A Couples' Story of Cancer, Hope, and Hiking Montana's Continental Divide--health, nature, wilderness, healing from cancer
  • * TWO WHEELS AROUND NEW ZEALAND: A Bicycle Journey on Friendly Roads--travel, adventure, escape, wilderness

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