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Yosemite Camping Trip

Yosemite Camping Trip

After spending the last two years writing my Yosemite novel, what a joy it was to camp in Yosemite with my daughter Kim and two grandchildren, Danika and Cody, just after my novel was published.  This is the fourth generation of my family to enjoy the park, which is...

Smokey Bear Loves Yosemite

Smokey Bear Loves Yosemite

I got a chance to visit with Smokey Bear at my book signing.  He's so pleased with how the bears are handled in Yosemite.  Problem bears are numbered, and fitted with a special radio collar which alerts rangers should one visit a campsites.  A paintball gun help...

Yosemite Book Signing Blast

What a blast I had at my Wheeler Gorge book signing! I met lots of great people, from zoo employees to snake handlers, to conservationists.  Smokey the Bear made an appearance, as did a herd of back-packing goats.  My great-grandson Owen tried out the California...

Yosemite Novel Book Signing on Saturday May 10th

Don't miss my first book signing for my newly released novel, "Yosemite—One last Golden Summer," on May 10th from 10:00-2:00 at the Wheeler Gorge Visitor's Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration. The mountain setting of Wheeler Gorge is a good fit for the launch of my...

Yosemite book features Julia Parker

The "Where the Redbud Grows" chapter of my Yosemite novel highlights the intricate Indian basketry of Julia Parker and the warmth and patience with which she passes on the legacy of basket weaving.  Julia spends many hours in the Yosemite Museum demonstrating her...