Hello! I’m Colin Wright. I’m an author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler.
I’ve written a few dozen books, spread out across both fiction and nonfiction. I co-founded Asymmetrical Press with my business partners. I run a blog that brings in a few million readers a year, and I move to a new country every four months, based on the votes of those readers. In between I speak internationally on topics ranging from nonstandard lifestyle choices, to travel and minimalism, to the future of the publishing industry.
I was born in Northern California and grew up in the Midwest. But for the past six years, I’ve been traveling full-time, living as much like a local as possible wherever I’m voted to go. I rent an apartment, shop at the grocery store, and learn what I can about what it means to be a member of that society.
I went to school for design and illustration, and ran a branding studio in LA for a few years after graduating. After experiencing a degree of financial success, I refocused my attention on being happier, healthier, and doing work I believe in. Shortly thereafter, I got rid of everything I owned that didn’t fit into a carry-on bag and hit the road. That was in 2009, and it remains the best decision I’ve ever made.
I wrote newspaper columns part-time from high school all the way through my university career, and started blogging while living in LA. Today, my books are my main source of income. My work spans philosophical meanderings, ruminations on digital curation, speculative science fiction series, and short stories about relationships.
I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to do what I love for a living, and to share my ideas, characters, stories, and questions with so many people. Everything I publish is produced because I can’t not make it; I love the words and concepts too much to keep them to myself.
I send out a newsletter with blog-like content and updates a few times a month, and I’ve got another that goes out about as frequently called Let’s Know Things, which contains links to interesting things.