That shot is from a hike I took not too long ago on Hamilton Mountain, up in the Columbia Gorge area. A great day hike on a great day. Click the image for a larger version that does it a bit more justice.
For those of you who signed up for my mailing list before now, and are eligible for the contest, I will be sending out the prize-winning emails over the next week or so. I just download the list and will be doing some random drawings in the next few days. And if you haven’t signed up, please do so. I’ll be doing another round of prizes before too long, so it’s worth being on there. I only email a handful of times a year and I will never share your email with others. Of course, the best reason is so you’re the first to know when my next book is released.
Speaking of that, I’m hard at work on the next Garrison Gage book (#4 for those of you counting at home), and my productivity is really ramping up, so the book is coming along nicely. With grad school in the rear view mirror, and the WR 450 course also finished (always hard to teach something for the first time, so I was working a lot of evenings and weekends), I have a bit more energy and time to devote to writing, and I intend to take full advantage of it. I usually get up early and write for two hours before coming into the university, but the work load finally reached a point where that was getting tough to do. As I’ve mentioned a number of times, I’m one of those rare writers that really does like his day job, more so each year as my career with the university has evolved, but on rare occasions the balance can get out of wack. I’ve got a better balance now.
It also shouldn’t be too long before I have a title and a cover to share for the next Gage book, but I’ll keep you all in suspense for now. That’s part of my job as a writer, you know. Keeping you in suspense.