Back to Canyon Country

  Today I’m in Escalante, Utah, sharing good times with my intrepid author friend Rae Ellen Lee. This is the first time I’ve been back to Canyon Country since I used it as the setting for my novel Endangered, and … Continue reading

Why I Write Mysteries Set in the Wilderness

I was recently asked to do a talk about why the wilderness makes a good setting for novels, so I decided to write a post about it here. Reason #1 – I’m passionate about wild places and want to share … Continue reading

Duct Tape – The 11th Essential

Every time I see an article about backcountry travel that lists the classic ten essentials (first drummed into all northwesterners by the Mountaineers), I shake my head in disbelief. Map, compass, sunglasses and sunscreen, extra clothing, headlamp/flashlight, first-aid supplies, firestarter, … Continue reading