Buyin' Dirt

By Dave Butler (1) I’ve been pondering the notion of land ownership since I finished the book “Land,” by Simon Winchester (Published Jan....

Your Ticket to Independence.

Happy Independence Day! (With apologies to Dave and our faithful Canadian readers.) And speaking of independence, this post revisits a...

The Lingering Effects of the Covid Year

I should be completing my next novel, but I’m having a hard time getting back into it. I blame it all on Covid. I’m still suffering from...

Two Paths in a Wood

By Dave Butler I read Greg’s recent post about his trip to Yellowstone National Park and began thinking about what this summer and fall...

Layers of History and Meaning

By Dave Butler I’m working on a stand-alone ecothriller about cross-border water issues. At its heart, the novel focuses on rivers, from...

But What Do We Do Next?

A (far from complete) guide to Climate Change in honor of Earth Day. Jackson Hole High School students protesting for the planet during...

Just Do It!

Not long ago, a friend invited me to go out snowshoeing in the moonlight. Although that sounded inviting, it meant having to cut out...

Behind the Story

Our guest this week is renowned mystery author, Margaret Coel. Chuck Schneebeck Photography The Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel Almost...

To Beta or not to Beta

By Dave Butler When programmers develop new software programs or video games, they commonly share ‘beta’ versions with a select group of...

Making a Book Trailer for YouTube.

My publisher, Wise Ink, held a free Zoom seminar last fall on the subject of social media marketing. The presenter said something that...

Size Matters

By Dave Butler Does size matter? Ah yes, the eternal question. Now that I have your attention, I’m fascinated by how many times I’m asked...

I Plan to be There too.

By Margaret Pettis Our guest, Margaret Pettis lives in northern Utah. She co-founded the Utah Wilderness Association and the High Uintas...

Will We Ever Evolve? (part 3)

By Dave Butler In their posts over the last two weeks, Pam and Greg pushed me to think about evolution. But not necessarily the kind...

Will We Ever Evolve, Part 2?

Pam Beason posed the titulary question last week. I'm going to tackle it again this week. No doubt the eighteenth century satirist,...

Will We Ever Evolve?

All fiction writers would like our novels to be considered timeless, so when we incorporate historical events or trends into our stories,...