My newest essay, "Loyalty Rewards", is available in the new issue of The Sun. This magazine has supported my work for years and I owe them a lot. Fishing is great on the North Platte. I was out this week with the dogs and my Go Pro. I have a video of a trout struggling on the end of my line if you want to see it. The flow is at 1,000 cfs, enough water to make you notice.
My latest short story, "Five-Bear Days", is available here. I wrote a dozen or so new stories this summer by going to K-Bay Coffee in Homer, AK and allowing the characters to come forward. K-Bay is my writing spot. The light pours in through their huge windows. You are treated to glimpses of Kachemak Bay in the distance. The regulars leave you be. Refills are only a buck. Two other stories have been sold and will come out this fall. Meanwhile, I'm still stuck with the question those twelve stories ask: is the world we live in too mean for most of us? I'll try to have an answer for you this summer.
My new book of outdoor essays is out. You can buy it here. It's eleven essays published in places like The Sun Magazine, Gray's Sporting Journal, and The Flyfish Journal. I dedicated this book to my mother, who never got to see the finished copy, but knew I was working on it this winter. And what a winter it was. It had everything: disappointment, loss, and our old friend, heartache.