Get ‘Em While They’re Hot


Well, here it is: The new, paperback second edition of Closer to the Ground. This version is completely redesigned, with new cover, lots of photos, recipes, and yes, a lower price. After more hours than I can count spent searching through family photo files, working with the design team, and fixing a few things from the original text, I can hardly believe it’s available–and two weeks ahead of schedule. Amazing.

We also made a little book “trailer” video for it, which you can watch HERE.

I’m really excited about how both the book and the video turned out. Hope you like ’em.

Closer To The Ground Video

As part of the re-launch for the second edition, Patagonia Books commissioned this little “book trailer.” I’m not really sure what that means or how it works, but I think the idea is that the video helps sell books. In which case, as weird as it is seeing and hearing myself onscreen, I’m all for it. And the kids and I had a fun time with the shoot.

Huge thanks to the good folks at Vignette Creative for doing such a beautiful job.

I will probably post this again when we’re closer to the release date of the paperback, but thought I’d put up an early peek now. Hope you like it.

Shameless Self-Promotional Post #27


Not to go all Sally Field or anything, but while we’re on the subject of tooting my own horn, I just found out Closer to the Ground won Honorable Mention (2nd place) in the Outdoor Literature category of the National Outdoor Book Awards.

Of course, it’s possible that “honorable mention” is kind of like winning “best personality” at a beauty pageant–or perhaps there were only two entries?–but a quick look at the list of NOBA-honored books from this year, and years past, is pretty awe inspiring. Some truly great books and authors. It’s humbling to be listed in their company.

For this year’s winners and the NOBA reviews, click HERE. Mostly, I’m just thankful to be mentioned alongside these authors, and for the support from my publisher, Patagonia Books, that made it possible. Thank you!