Teaser Tuesday – Excerpt from Desert Trilogy

Derek gasped, resisting the impulse to roll away from a mammoth lumbering at him, its curving tusks waving dangerously. The thundering of its tree-trunk-sized feet hurt his ears, and he could swear he felt the ground shake—or was that the Glass vibrating to give a sensurround effect? The beast crashed past him and headed off […]

New Story Excerpt and eBook News

About a year ago, I started talking about self-publishing a small collection of stories set in the desert. I had two stories finished, but that seemed like too few to justify a collection, and so I began working on a third. Then that third story began giving me trouble, because I couldn’t decide on its […]

Bleak Language

I was watching the Amgen Tour of California on TV the other day as the bike racers descended the Palms to Pines Highway into Palm Desert, passing through one of my favorite landscapes. After a year and a half here in inexorably green Michigan, it was refreshing to see the desert again, if only on […]

Book Review: Gold and Silver in the Mojave

Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier Nicholas Clapp Sunbelt Publications, 2012 200 pp; $24.95  (Note: This review first appeared in the Winter/Spring issue El Paisano, the quarterly newsletter of the Desert Protective Council.) The history of the western U.S. is a history of booms and busts. A lode is discovered or […]

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