I am a published author and award winning nature photographer. My book entitled Tales From the Trips: How I Grew to be a Father is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and I-Universe. Oregon libraries that have purchased copies include-Multnomah County, West Linn, Canby and Milwaukie (Ledding). I will have a small amount of signed paperback copies to sell in local art shows featured on this website’s blog. Coantact me at 503-631-8289 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for book or photograph orders. My photo of an African wildebeest was 1 of 50 finalists out of 10,000 submissions in the World Wildlife Fund’s 50th Anniversary Photo contest. Besides his art, I lead nature field trips to metropolitan Portland, Oregon regional parks and volunteer with the Three Rivers Artist Guild. My wife, Carol, of 36 years is a fused glass artist and we have two grown children and one grandson. My latest book to be published in 2013 by Outskirts Press is an autobiography called My Best Teachers:Father Time and Mother Nature. Look for it soon on Amazon and other major online book sellers.