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  • Ah, April in Wyoming… April 9, 2017
    It’s a snowy day here. We are in the midst of a good old fashioned Wyoming spring blizzard. The wild turkeys are huddled in the trees around the house with their heads tucked beneath their wings in defense. The buffalo, of course, are out frolicking in the meadow. They love this cool spring weather. Hope […]
  • Happy April Snow Showers! April 4, 2017
    More snow last night, and it’s still coming down this morning. If we can just get some warmer nighttime temperatures, the wildflowers should be amazing.
  • A snowy April day in Wyoming April 3, 2017
    We woke this morning to find four inches of fresh snow covering the red cliffs, and forty-nine elk standing on the mountain slope in front of the house. We made coffee and sat in front of the window to watch them peacefully graze down the mountain to the creek below.  As we did, we could […]
  • Background for SUN BORN. October 23, 2016
     GODS AND GREAT CITIES: THE ORIGIN OF SUN BORNThe largest “Lost City” in the world is in the United States. It’s called Cahokia.  It was a huge metroplex that lasted nearly three hundred years. Today what remains of the city is scattered throughout—and under–the sprawl of St Louis and lies on both sides of the […]
  • Theodore Roosevelt called it ‘nature fakery.’ October 21, 2016
    WRITING CONVINCINGLY ABOUT THE PAST We’ve been writing bestselling novels about the past for almost thirty years and are often asked how we create a doorway that allows a reader to follow our characters into the glacial world of a novel set 10,000 or 20,000 years ago? Honestly, it’s all about research. But not necessarily “book” research.First […]