It’s been a long journey but my latest book, Trees & Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest, should be in your favorite bookstore this week. You can also order autographed copies directly from me. Ellen Kuhlmann wrote the text and I photographed all but a few of the 568 species of mostly native trees and shrubs in the book.
I began thinking about the tree book back in 2009 and began photographing a few species that year and in 2010. Ellen and I signed a contract with the publisher, Timber Press, in 2010 and then we began working on it in earnest. I spent all of the 2011 and 2012 growing seasons traveling throughout the northwest to find and photograph the plants. We delivered the manuscript and photos to Timber in 2013. It always amazes me how much time is required to edit, design, and print a book like this. Ellen and I received our first author’s sample copies about a month ago and we’re pleased with the final result. Continue reading →
Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, which came out in 2006, continues to sell well. Its in at least its 5th printing and has sold over 17,500 copies as of December 31, 2009. If you don’t have a copy yet, or want to give one as a gift, you can order autographed copies from me online at pnwflowers.com/buy. It’s also available at most local bookstores, from Amazon or direct from the publisher, Timber Press. Continue reading →
I’ve been working since 2007 on the photography for a book about gardening between the Cascades and the Rockies. Pat Munts, a friend, gardener, and writer from Spokane, is spearheading the project and writing the text. We’ve shopped the book proposal to several publishers, but so far none have made a commitment. That’s frustrating, but we’re not giving up. We firmly believe that there are thousands of gardeners in the geographically diverse dry interior of the northwest who are starved for local information. Continue reading →