C-SPAN Book TV Video.
I was featured on a C-SPAN BookTV special they did on Palm Springs. As part of that coverage, I was videotaped in the local Indian Canyons and talked about the history of Palm Springs and my book Palm Springs Legends.
Amazon Sales, Reviews
All of my books have continued to sell in their usual outlets and on Amazon.
I noticed that 62 of them sold on Amazon during the first 10 days of December.
Of course, it’s the peak season. Accordingly, I have been receiving more
unsolicited reviews. I now have over 80 reviews on Amazon,
(almost all fives and fours), for an average of my five books at 4.8.
Check Amazon.com to see reviews on my books.
Amazon.com to see over 50 recent reviews on my books.
Review of Baja Legends
Jeaninne Perez of El Caballo Blanco Books in Loreto wrote this very nice review of Baja Legends
for the Gringo Gazette.
San Clemente Journal
The most recent San Clemente Journal article is about actor Steve McQueen who spent time in Baja
and raced in the Baja 1000. The article highlights the 50th Anniversary of the iconic
Baja 100 this year.
You can also access the San Clemente Journal on line.
Baja Bound Bulletin
The Baja Bound Company newsletter features a broad assortment of articles by Baja writers.
For the last three years they they have been publishing my articles monthly.
A couple of my recent stories are about the Rosarito Beach Hotel,
and Dick Daggett, an Englishman who jumped ship to become a Baja pioneer.
Here are a few others you might enjoy:
Articles for your Enjoyment
Please check "Articles/Blogs" for a few articles I posted.
"The Big Tuna and the Storm" Baja Bound - First Place, Best Outdoor Internet Article (OWAC) 2015
"Baja's Onyx Capital of the Word" Dezert Magazine -
First Place, Best Outdoor Internet Article. (OWAC) 2013
"Changing Times in Baja" column, San Clemente Journal -
Third Place, News Report (Outdoor Writers Association of California) 2009
"Rafting the Grand Canyon," Web Article -
Honorable Mention (OWAC awards) 2008
"El Pescadero: Respite on the Tropic of Cancer," Baja Bound -
Second Place, Best OWAC Conference Related Work. 2013
"Kayaking Conception Bay," Baja Bound -
Third Place Best Outdoor Internet Article. (OWAC) 2008
"Bewitching, Beguiling Big Bear" Web article, Third Place, Best OWAC Conference Related Work. 2015
Testimonials (Book endorsements)|
I have been honored by being asked by various authors to read their books pre-publication for suggestions and comments.
The authors have appreciated it and gave me recognition. I have a testimonial on the back cover of Secrets of Sierra Fishing by Jack Holder, and a thank you blurb in The Informants by La Paz based author R. J. Archer for previewing that book.
My newest one is a blurb on the back cover of Baja California Land of Missions, a new book by David Kier which came out in April, 2016. I also helped proof an advance copy.
Here is the back cover of last year's The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California 1697-1834 by Max Kurillo, Erline Tuttle and David Kier: