Well, I'm off to Albuquerque in a few minutes to try to sell a few books at the Page One Bookstore's Local Author Fair. They're moving, and also changing their small publisher/local author conditions. Now they're going to be charging a rather large stocking fee, and shortening the time an author can have books with them on consignment (60/40). Fortunately for me, I've already had my book with them for a year, and whatever isn't sold today, I'll take away with me. It will mean that I can't place a book with them any longer, as mine was quite expensive to produce, and I just can't be shelling out hundreds of dollars to bookstores just to have the books languishing on their shelves. I've found the best way for me to sell books is at a private event, where people have been invited. Oh well, them's the breaks.
Seems clear to me - if we don't learn to love our home, we're going to lose it—or at least access to it, as IT will most likely survive us, if not entirely intact. So the primary goal of this website is to engender curiosity about something in nature—anything, whether it's an amoeba or the oceans. Whatever does it for you —get active, if you can, or get interested and support, if you're like me and are not able or inclined to tromp around in the woods.
I am an artist and writer, living off grid, in a strawbale house on the high mesa near Taos, New Mexico. I have four cats, and live amongst a variety of wildlife including, but not limited to: coyote, pronghorn antelope, elk, endless bunnies and jackrabbits (and myriad other rodents), ravens, mountain bluebirds, rattlesnakes, and tarantula.
The cats stay in, everything else stays out.