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Reading the Ashes

As someone who never imagined publishing a book and who did not ever think I would be able to call myself a writer and author, I am exceptionally proud to have an essay published in The Common. My essay, “Reading the Ashes,” just came out in Issue 42, and is featured in both the online…

Interview on the Golden State Naturalist

I am thrilled to say that my interview with Michelle Fullner, the Golden State Naturalist, is up! Michelle and I met at Cold Canyon on a supremely hot August morning for a hike and conversation. We talked about my seven years of observations of Cold Canyon, fire ecology, the process of making The Cold Canyon…

Book Talk at the Avid Reader in Davis

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be giving a talk at the Avid Reader in Davis on October 6 at 6:30. My hometown bookstore!

Upcoming Author Events

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Publication Day!

Today is publication day for The Cold Canyon Fire Journals. I am writing this in utter amazement that the day has arrived, and so proud to have a book out in the world. My book is the culmination of nearly six years hiking and sketching in a California canyon, burned twice in that time by…

The Cold Canyon Fire Journals: Preorder Special Offer

I’m excited to announce a special thank you for preorders of The Cold Canyon Fire Journals! Anyone who orders (or who has already ordered) the book before August 9 will receive an invitation to a virtual workshop and discussion on August 9 at 6:30 PM PST with John Muir Laws, author of The Laws Guide to…

The Cold Canyon Fire Journals has a Publication Date

It’s off to the printer and becoming a reality—The Cold Canyon Fire Journals will be published on August 2, 2022. It has its own page on this website, and a press release on Heyday’s website. I’m working now on a great series of events leading up to and after the publication date, so stay tuned!

First Visit After the Hennessey Fire (9/5/2020)

Anxious to see how the area looked after the fire, I drove up to Stebbins once the highway was open again. I was waiting to receive research access to the closed Reserve, but thought it would be good to see what things looked like from the road. It is a stark landscape but a beautiful…

A Conversation with Bethan Burton (Journaling with Nature Podcast)

Last month, I had the great pleasure of joining Bethan Burton on her podcast, Journaling with Nature. Bethan’s podcasts are so insightful and inspiring that I wholeheartedly recommend listening to all of them! In our conversation, we talked about the work I have done documenting wildfire response at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve and the general…

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