Dead Dogs and Other Stories
Working for the town vet, guiding raft trips, and teaching classics at a small town near the Wind River Mountains—these are some of the short stories set in the Rocky Mountain West:
- Dead Dogs
- The Accident
- The Canoe
- Ropers, Headers, and Heelers
- And Gladly Would He Teach (a novella)
Although I was raised in Virginia, my family came from the West: my father was from Arizona and my mother from Texas.
Aside from occasional family reunions in Texas, I didn’t spend my time out West until during and after college. I worked for a small town veterinarian in Wyoming, and later travelled through New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and inland California.
Some writers in this genre whom I admire are Wallace Stegner, Gretel Ehrlich, Willa Cather, John McPhee, and Larry McMurtry.
Books status: various stages of writing