Almost Anywhere, scheduled for publication Fall 2015 by Skyhorse Publishing
Almost Anywhere is a poignant exploration of our place in the natural world, chronicling a healing and sometimes humorous adventure undertaken in a time of personal desperation. In this travel narrative I wander with my best friends Bill and Maggie–a feisty dog in search of Amish cheese and slow chipmunks–and we ramble through national parks and wilderness in order to make peace with the past and find a pathway to the future. Chronicling our colorful adventure, Almost Anywhere is a rumination on the intersection of love, loss, nature and nonsense.
Advance reviews for Almost Anywhere
From Michelle Theall, author of Teaching the Cat to Sit
From William Souder, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
From Craig Childs, award-winning author of House of Rain
Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall, released Fall 2012 by Texas A&M University Press
Continental Divide explores the wildlife and wild places of the US-Mexico border, as well as the human history and culture of the region, and the impact US border and immigration policy are having on the borderlands. The book combines wildlife and nature photography with essays on the natural and human history of the region.
Awards: National Outdoor Book Award 2013; American Library Association’s “Best of the Best” of University Presses 2013; Southwest Book of the Year 2012; New Mexico Book Award 2013; Eric Hoffer Book Award. Buy a signed copy of Continental Divide
Whooping Crane: Images from the Wild, released 2010 by Texas A&M University Press
This book was a collaboration with celebrated German photographer Klaus Nigge. Nigge provided never-before-seen photos of this endangered bird and I wrote the natural history text for the book.
MAGAZINES and WEBSITES
I have worked with dozens of magazines and websites on stories and photo essays, including Wildlife Conservation, National Parks, Defenders, Woodlands, High Country News, National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer and others. Here are a few sample articles.
- Woodlands, American Forest Foundation, Spring 2015: Story about fire ecology and conservation in the South’s longleaf pine forests.
- Woodlands, American Forest Foundation, Fall 2013: Story and photos about the lingering impact of racism on forest conservation in the South.
- National Geographic News, Summer 2012: Story about fish consumption on one of the nation’s most polluted rivers.
- Defenders, Defenders of Wildlife, Summer 2009: Story about the impact of US border enforcement on wildlife.
- National Parks, National Parks Conservation Association, Winter 2006: Story about preservationist Virginia McClurg.
Gambling on the Water Table, Defenders of Wildlife, 2007
Refuges at Risk: The Threat of Global Warming, Defenders of Wildlife, 2006
Defenders of Wildlife, 2009-2012
American Rivers, 2006