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Interview with Jayel Gibson

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I had a good time doing the interview with Jayel Gibson on her show, Chapters. She commented on the dialogue in the book and thought it was realistic. Remember, these are normal Americans and they talk just like you and me, and they care about the same things as we do. The link is on the home page of this site.

Having a Bite

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

On an author panel at the Book Expo, I heard one author attribute Franz Kafka, Austrian author, with the following quote: Don’t read anything that doesn’t have a bite. Readers are agreeing that “The Middle Fork” has a bite!

Book Expo America

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

I’m blogging myself…but I wanted to report that I had a great time signing books in New York City at the BEA (Book Expo America) last week. I had teachers, librarians, and book sellers lined up for an autographed copy. But get a load of this, on my right signing her new book was Julie Andrews. Yes, Mary Poppins herself. If that wasn’t fun enough, on my left signing was comic writer Dave Barry. He snagged a copy of “The Middle Fork”. I found out he has run the Salmon River himself. I hope he likes the action in the book!

Hello Readers of “The Middle Fork”

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I wrote this story to share my profound love of the wilderness and the great excitement of steering my own kayak down a wild river with a group of both friends and strangers.  I admit I got carried away with flash floods, snake attacks and exciting romance, but what the heck, it’s fiction.  When people travel to disparate environments, they almost always bring everything they are caught up with at home with them.  So it is on the Middle Fork.  The passions of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” are religion, and the same intense feelings float down a swollen river in my story as politics.  And, politics is the new religion for many people.  Hot button topics are aired out in regular “speak” by normal Americans hell bent on championing their cause.  Yes, the debate is interrupted by vicious rapids and pesky snakes, but it all weaves together to entertain and provide food for thought.  Finally, this is an American story.  No “old country” shtick or quaint references—just people like us in real-time thinking, talking and running the river.