Walter Stump was born in Barstow California and raised in San Diego. He is a prolific author of several plays, several Readers Theatre scripts, and two theatre textbooks. His is also author of several works of fiction. Choosing the long neglected form of the novella, Stump put together a volume titled THE TRAIL OF THE MOUNTAIN GOD, a series of novellas tracing the phenomenon of individual discovery. In this book THE MOJAVE CHRONICLES, the author continues to utilize the novella as a platform to describe disparate souls over several generations. Stump, now retired, taught for 36 years at the University of Southern Maine where he held the title of Distinguished Professor of the Performing Arts.
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Desert Oases: Places in the Sun
Mojave born Walter Stump had announced the release of his new book OASES OF THE DESERT. While a book of fiction, Stump has taken stories told by the inhabitants of the Mojave. Throughout deserts of the world there are special places on or near water sources where a traveler may safely rest, meditate and reflect. The book studies the Oases of Covington's Cave, Cave Springs and Anasazi Canyon.
The Trail of the Mountain God
The Trail of the Mountain God is a compilation of three novellas based on discovery. The title piece is the story of a young native american freestyle who tries to become Freestyle skiing champion of the world. The second novella tells of the survival of a World War II pilot who crashes in the desert of the southwest. The last is an account of the capture of Californa's first serial killer.
The Mojave Chronicles
a young woman comes to shoshone valley searching for her estranged grandmother in order chastise her. Instead she finds the true story of a life filled with love, happiness and sacrifice narrated by a surviving member of a young group of disparate characters who bonded during world war II at a place called cactus charlie’s saloon.
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