Moulton Barn

Moulton BarnMoulton Barn and Cathedral Group, after the storm, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Continuing with my black-and-white work this morning. The old darkroom calls to me.

I shot this scene shortly after dawn, not long after a mid-summer thunderstorm. Moulton Barn is part of Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. It’s a series of pioneer barns, houses, and stables maintained by the park service. Moulton is especially popular with photographers, what with the Cathedral Group of mountains rising in the background, including Grand, the tallest peak. How many millions of frames have been shot here? It’s hard to find something new to bring to the table, but your editor back home sure expects it.

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Solid Advice For Writers from Ernest Hemingway

ErnestHemingwayThis is great advice for learning how to write, and for living a full life.

“The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”–Ernest Hemingway

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Life Imitating Art

IMG951296I just received this photo of my old neighbor the B-52 navigator at his new base in Louisiana, holding up my B-52 book in front of his B-52. As a friend put it, I wonder if this is like holding a mirror up in front of a mirror?

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Isle Royale’s New Look

Isle Royale cover 2014 750x1125Feast your eyes on the new cover for Isle Royale, my young-adult action/adventure novel. I think the refreshed design is more contemporary, and adds a dose of mystery and intrigue. Thinking of Isle Royale on this fine day makes me long to visit again. I bet the fall colors are fantastic. I backpacked alone on the island for a week to do my research, and it was quite an adventure. Wonderful in every way, except for the rogue gang of squirrels who stole my food. But that’s a story for another day.

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Ghost Marshal Paperback Available Now!

GM-Paperback(LyingDown01)-square-9-25-14Yeehaw, buckaroos! Some people prefer paperback books over those fancy e-books, and I can’t say I blame them. It just doesn’t seem right to cozy up by the campfire with one of those e-reader contraptions. Sometimes you just need a real book to hold in your hands. For all you real-book lovers out there, Ghost Marshal has just been released in paperback, and I must say I’m mighty pleased with how it turned out. It’s a beautiful book, packed with over 300 pages of rip-snortin’ Western action! Pick up your copy at Amazon by clicking here. Of course, if you love e-books (and who doesn’t love carrying around an entire library’s worth of books in your saddlebag?), then pick up your Ghost Marshal e-book at the Amazon Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iTunes for your iOS device, or Kobo. Or just click the book cover over on your right, and you’ll be taken to my website’s Ghost Marshal page, which includes handy links to all the various vendors.

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