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 novel in which the park itself is the main character. The reader is immersed in a gripping story amid the beauty of Yosemite with flashbacks to the ionic Glacier Point Firefall, the Tuolumne fishing culture of the 1930-50’s, Yosemite’s Buffalo Soldiers, the Mono Lake bath-salt industry, the art of local Indian basketry, and the rock-climbing history of Camp Four.

It is my trademark to paint the cover art for each of my books, including the Yosemite cover of Half Dome glowing gold at Sunset.  My other novels will also be available at the book signing.  These include my historical fiction novel about Ojai titled, “The Ojai—Pink Moment Promises,” and the beachside romance, “Secrets of Sandpiper Cove.”

This event is perfect for nature lovers and a fun family outing.  The Wheeler Gorge 10th Anniversary Open House will include Smokey the Bear, and exhibits by the Santa Barbara Zoo, the California Condor summer program, the Sierra Club, the Girl Scouts, back packing goats, a Rock & Gem show, ultra-lite hiking & packing, exotic pets (snakes and lizards), and free popcorn.

Upper Yosemite Falls in the Summer.

Upper Yosemite Falls in the Summer.

The Wheeler Gorge Visitor’s Center is located just past the tunnels on Hwy. 33 north of Ojai.

Hope to see you there.       Pat

A video trailer of my Yosemite Novel can be seen at