Author of 34 books covering the natural and human history of the West
Los Angeles, California
On why she writes guidebooks
"I take very seriously helping people understand (what they're looking at). I think if we understand the rhythms and realities of this stage that we dance our lives on, it's a happier dance."
On writing as a form of preservation
"You read, and you go, and you look, and you think, and you feel. We really need to feel these places -- wild places and parks -- or how are we going to care about them?"
"Draw a hot bath and lift one knee out of the water and place your manuscript there, backed by a piece of cardboard; make your edits. Shift to the next knee and continue. The hot water will wake you up, and you get some work done. Then you go back to your desk and write some more."
- John H Marble on The view from the top of the food chain
- Charles Fox on Looking back on a century of poisoning predators
- Kate Schimel on What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?
- Doug Pineo on Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
- Stephen/Kathlee Martinek on The life of a once-lost dog