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Posted by Ballpark Frank ( on 12:16:46 02/25/17

In Reply to: Enjoying your stories posted by shenandoah

Hi Deb,

You have me blushing.

I am grateful for the feedback. It helps fuel the fire!

My hope is to eventually put some of the stories into book form. Part of the problem is there is SO MUCH material. I absolutely love Marjane Ambler's book, "Yellowstone Has Teeth". If you have not read it, I would heartily recommend it to both you and your parents. In some ways, she is a role model for me. She spent a bunch of time in Yellowstone, and put together some great stories in a book that will appeal primarily to other Yellowstone fanatics and a small portion of the wider market.

I know I will never get rich from my writing. I have never written with that in mind. I write for the sheer joy of sharing experiences with an appreciative audience AND accomplishing some of the interpretive goals imbued in me via my years of volunteering in Rocky Mountain National Park and working in Yellowstone. Visitor education is something that really motivates me. This is where Paul Schullery's body ofwork is another great role model. If I ever get around to writing books, I simply hope they find an enthusiastic audience among Yellowstone lovers and the broader market of Yellowstone visitors. I believe that books, along with on the ground experience visiting Yellowstone, can foster a great sense of stewardship in people. An educated, enthusiastic, motivated throng of Yellowstone supporters is the best possible protection to preserve this invaluable resource for future generations.

Your parents will love the next installment of "Close Encounters of the Furry Kind". It will cover my first visit to Yellowstone, in 1967, and how the bears were lining the roads, panhandling, and foraging in the campgrounds. I got a bunch of historic photos from the NPS photo archives to use in this story. It is less than midway in production, but I hope to have it mounted in the next couple days. This one is really fun to write. It is a trip down "memory lane", from 50 years ago. Baby boomers will get an appreciative giggle out of this tale of 2 18 year old guys in Yellowstone, more interested in meeting members of the opposite sex than in seeing the sights.


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