I was born in Dalhart, Texas, received degrees at Texas A&M in Wildlife Science and Psychology, and did post graduate work at Utah State in ethology. I worked as a professional photographer and wildlife artist, and authored "The Guadalupe Mountains Of Texas", published by the University of Texas Press, a coffee table book of a west Texas national park. I then worked for 25 years as a wood craftsman and entrepreneur. I currently live in Redmond, Oregon, and avail myself of every opportunity to paddle the wild rivers of the Pacific Northwest, from California to northern Canada and Alaska.
Ticks Gars and Memories
Abbie and Bendigo Joules, teenagers on a farm in east Texas, share three days canoeing down a creek in the Big Thicket. For Ben, it involves a high school project on memory. For Abbie, it's a chance to spend time with her older brother, doing what she loves the most--canoeing. For both of them, it's a lesson on wilderness living and their connection with the animals that live there.
Everybody Loves A Good Watermelon
In this sixth of fourteen short stories that Abbie Joules has written about her deceased Brother, Ben, the small farming community of Peach Creek comes together in a contest of marksmanship to help raise money for a meeting hall--and a pool table. The contest, conceived by Ben (who is a crack shot), doesn't end the way he envisions it.
Price And Pleasure
Join Abbie and Bendigo Joules as they explore beyond their own east Texas farm, uncovering a hidden wonder in the neighbors living next door. Price and Pleasure Walker fascinate and beguile the youngsters with sculpture, hospitality and family history, enriching their lives and opening their eyes to a world they've never known.
Cat-Fish & Fish-Cat
In this fourth in a collection of fourteen short stories by Abbie Joules, her brother Bendigo is befriended by a young calico cat on their east Texas farm. Together they explore an unlikely friendship with a farm pond catfish, a relationship of discovery that enriches and changes Ben's life.
The 3d in a series of 14 short stories by Abbie Joules as she recounts the exploits of her and her brother, Bendigo, growing up on a farm in east Texas in the early 50's. The story sees Abbie seeking status in her father's eyes, and a pet in the form of a baby raccoon. A cow goes missing, leading to a wild cry in a tree, and Abbie finds herself in deep trouble. See what it takes to get her out!
The 2nd in a series of 14 short stories by Abbie Joules as she recounts the exploits of her and her brother, Bendigo, growing up on a farm in east Texas. This story reveals the unraveling of a practical prank played on Abbie by Ben, involving their prize sow, Matilda,. Learn what happens when sourdough starter is used in an attempt to bring new pigs into the world.
Bendio Joules--If Not For You
The 1st in a collection of 14 short stories by Abbie Joules about her brother, Bendigo, as they grew up on an east Texas Farm. Ben's life ended tragically in Abbie's company at the age of eighteen, and she is determined that his memory not vanish forever. She as sculpted an image of a bygone era in which her brother stars in riveting tales, filled with humor, adventure and love.
Alone, On The Wild Side Of The River
This novel chronicles two pivotal weeks in 1974 in the lives of Abbie Joules and three of her friends, who, in pursuit of uncommon adventure, are forced to summon equally uncommon courage to overcome their fears and limitations in order to survive in the wilds of northern Canada. It is set on the South Nahanni River.