Tony Tiger on the Appalachian Trail "Tony Tiger on the Appalachian Trail" is my memoir of my long 2007 hike on the AT. It describes the ups and downs (literally and figuratively) of a long distance hike on America's first National Scenic Trail. It includes black-and-white and color photographs I took during the six months in the Appalachian wilderness.

"Sometime during the morning of that day, I noticed a Big Agnes tent setup near a stream to the right of the trail. Protruding from the tent opening was the rather large backend of someone who was on hands and knees rooting around inside. When the hiker emerged from the tent a moment later, I was pleased to see that it was Not Guilty. I called out to him and stopped to talk with him while he packed up his belongings. We hiked together for the remainder of the day, stopping at Knot Maul just before a thunderstorm began to pelt the shelter first with rain and then with marble-sized hail. A few minutes later, Byte Code and Church Mouse came running out of the woods, thoroughly soaked and trying to protect their heads as best they could from the hailstones. They jumped into the shelter beside us and we watched the icy balls bounce off the picnic table outside."

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Voices of the Great Plains "Voices of the Great Plains, A Collection of Short Memoirs" is a compilation produced by my group of writer friends in Lawrence, KS. The book includes contributions from 18 authors on a variety of topics based on their memories.

"Memoirs are stories, and we tell each other stories to figure out who we are and where we come from. Stories are the common property of the human family, tools of navigation through life. And when those stories are our own and those of our families, they assume an especially intense importance for us. A great many memoir writers hope that their stories will preserve the family legacy for their children and grandchildren. But there are other reasons that people write about their past as well: a certain number of individuals write for therapy, others to show the world where they’ve been and what they’ve done, and still others to record a special event or time in their lives. The reasons for memoir writing are as numerous as the men and women who compose them."

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Echoes from the Prairie "Echoes from the Prairie, A Collection of Short Memoirs" is another compilation produced by my group of writer friends in Lawrence, KS. The book is the second installment by the group.

"A modern memoir anthology by Kansas writers in the Great Plains Writers Group, Echoes from the Prairie consists of short creative non-fiction stories of birth and death; accounts of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings; tales recalling the emotion-filled relationships between children and their parents; narratives dealing with interactions between the writer and the natural world; and, of course, memoirs of childhood - a great many of these, in fact."

The paperback version can be purchased here.