This blog as been dormant for a long time, but I’m planning to begin posting regulary again. I’ve been busy — finished three books in the last two years. Rediscovering Wonderland: The Expedition That Launched Yellowstone Park just when to the publisher. It tells the story of the Washburn Expedition explored the upper Yellowstone and Madison Rivers in 1870 and its members efforts to create the .park.
Sidesaddles and Geysers: Women’s in Old Yellowstone came out in November 2020. It’s an anthology of stories by adventurous women ranging in age from 6 to, well, much older.
Encounters in Yellowstone: The Nez Perce Summer of 1877 came out in November 2019, and was a finalize in Literary Nonfiction for the High Plains Book Award. It tells the stories of tourists who ran afoul of Indians in Yellowstone Park.
I also sent the manuscript for Rediscovering Yellowstone: The Expedition That Launched Yellowstone Park to my publisher. It tells the story of the Washburn Expedition of 1870. This expedition was composed of prominent Montana government officials and entrepreneurs. Their word could not be doubted like that of trappers and prospectors whose descriptions were usually dismissed as tall tales. When the Washburn Expedition returned to civilization, several of its members began promoting the idea of setting aside the world’s first national park — and they succeeded. Rediscovering Wonderland will be out in 2022 for the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Yellowstone Park.