Amber Share is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2010 with a degree in advertising and a minor in art. After several years as a professional graphic designer working on hand-lettering and illustration on the side, she left her job in graphic design to pursue illustration full time. As an avid hiker and backpacker, she spends a lot of time in local, state, and national parks, which inspired this project and this book.
"...packed with tips on getting the most out of your visit and
brimming with lush illustrations...if you like a little snark with
your park, you’ll want to give this playful guide five
"A hilarious gift for your fave nature lover (or misanthrope)."
“Both playful and earnest…Share’s delightful book will make a terrific gift for anyone who loves our country’s natural wonders—and has a sense of humor about them.”
—Bookpage (starred review)
“Funny, smart and majestically illustrated…Whether you wish to plan your next vacation, relive an adventure, armchair travel or be amused, Amber Shares's labor of love is the book for you.”
“Amber Share’s new book Subpar Parks turns one-star reviews into gold.”
"Get gorgeous illustrations with comedic captions with content on over 75 U.S. national parks, monuments, and preserves with Share’s humorous, outdoorsy page-turner."