Joseph Q. Hayden is a collector of words, experiences, and all things esoterica. He has lived on five continents, including a five month stay on Antarctica, and has visited 35 countries to date. He currently lives in the Rocky Mountains with his wife Joan and their secretly intelligent golden retriever, Seamus Finnigan. He is an avid reader, a passing dancer, and has regrettably been known to speak while brushing his teeth on more than one occasion. This Is No Way To Live is his first book.