Jaimal Yogis is an American author. His first book, a coming-of-age memoir called Saltwater Buddha , was internationally-praised and is currently being made into a film. Jaimal’s second book, The Fear Project, is a personal and journalistic investigation into our most primal emotion. Jaimal’s writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, ESPN Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and many others. He is the recipient of the 2005 Leslie Rachel Sanders Award for Social Justice Reporting, a 2007 Maggie Award for “Best Magazine Feature,” and two Scripps Howard reporting scholarships. In 2010, The Common Wealth Club voted him “The New Face of San Francisco Media” for his popular writing in San Francisco Magazine and online. Jaimal lives in San Francisco with his wife, Amy, and his son, Kaifas.