Mark Doherty

Biography

Mark Doherty was born and raised in the Colorado Rockies where he developed his passion for both the outdoors and music. After graduating from Western State College of Colorado with a BA in English and Writing, he moved to Moab, Utah where he worked as a guide, musician, and carpenter for nearly ten years. In 1993 he moved to the Salt Lake City area to work as a high school English teacher. He retired from teaching in 2021 and now spends his time writing, playing music, and doing woodworking. In 2016 he completed his MA degree in English, Creative Nonfiction and has produced his sixth manuscript Creativity, Teaching, and Natural Inspiration. His seventh book length work of creative nonfiction will be completed sometime in 2024. In his free time, he and his wife spend as much time as possible hiking, skiing, ocean kayaking, bicycling, and backpacking.

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Books

The Cascading of Mountain Poetry
Price: $1.27 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 30,210. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Tragedy in the Canadian Wilderness which happened long ago becomes the catalyst for English teacher Jack Carment to create an entire year of learning that his students will NEVER forget. Jack hits upon an idea that is wholly unique to teaching and shares it with an intimate group of kids in a small, private school setting. The climax lakes Jack and friends into that Canadian Wilderness.
The Gliding Through Nordic Fields
Price: $1.27 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 30,120. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Vividly described winter scenes and lively classroom and coaching moments create an engaging story about how high school English teacher Jack Carment battles prejudice, discrimination, and finance shortfalls to start up a Nordic skiing program at his new school in Montana.
Creativity, Teaching, and Natural Inspiration
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2019 by Unsolicited Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
"Creativity, Teaching, and Natural Inspiration" follows the evolution of a high school English teacher as he develops a creative and innovative teaching style despite being juxtaposed against a public education system bent on didactic, normalizing regulations and political demands.
Interstices, Outdoors, Out West, Out of the Ordinary & Memorable Desert and Mountain Moments
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 60,780. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 . Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Nature
This collection of essays weaves a tapestry of unique experiences and creative philosophy. The title, Interstices, denotes the book's prominent philosophical thread. Discussion of those "places between" occurs frequently throughout the book. The subject matter of the essays is predominately outdoors, and wildly diverse in nature.
The Light of Shimmering Cove
Price: $1.27 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 35,530. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Adventurous school teacher Jack Carment discovers a unique injustice regarding one of his students’ parents while teaching at school which compels him to once again engage in solving a tough problem and helping to fight a challenging court case. Filled with both descriptive outdoor adventure and anecdotal classroom scenes, the story weaves an adventure tale together with anecdotes and philosophy.
The Howling of Holcomb Peak
Price: $1.27 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 41,450. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Adventurous school teacher Jack Carment faces a unique challenge at school which compels him and several of his students and new friends to climb a challenging mountain and face a perplexing court case. Filled with both exciting outdoor adventure and anecdotal classroom scenes, the story weaves an adventure tale together with some creative problem solving and philosophy.