HOME RANGE: Notes on Literature, Nature, Working Dogs, History, Other Obsessions and Sundry Annoyances by Henry Chappell

RIP John Graves

July 31, 2013

I'll have more to say in a day or two. Right now, I don't feel much like working.

Beloved Texas writer John Graves, author of Brazos Trilogy, dies at 92

Literary Wisdom from a Fishing Writer

July 23, 2013

Tags: John Gierach, Fishing Writer, Southern Writers

"The trick to reading southern writers is simply to understand that they're not kidding."

John Gierach
No Shortage of Good Days

Boy, Small Stream, Little Trout

July 16, 2013

Tags: trout, fly fishing, Cade

Cade with his first brook trout
Just got home from a weeklong trip to Northern Idaho with Jane and the grandkids. I took a six-weight rod thinking we'd try some of the bigger streams, but Cade much preferred the small, fast streams and high country lakes, which we had almost entirely to ourselves.

Having learned to fly fish by catching (more…)

Rattlesnake Feature

July 16, 2013

Tags: Rattlesnakes, Texas Wildlife Magazine

Here's my latest Texas Wildlife feature. Incredible photos by Laurie Hall and Wyman Meinzer. Click on the image and check it out!

Selected Work

"I regard Silent We Stood as being among the finest Civil War novels I have ever read"
  • David Madden, Civil War Book Review
  • "Blood Kin is historical fiction at its best."
  • Bruce Winders, Historian and Curator, The Alamo
  • "The finest book on buffalo hunting and the resulting conflict with the Comanches that I have ever read."
  • Doris R. Meredith, Roundup
  • Non-fiction Books
    "Sharp and colorful also describe the economical prose of sports and wildlife writer Henry Chappell"
  • Elaine Wolff, San Antonio Current
  • Magazine Work
    Articles and Reviews
    Articles and Book Excerpts
    Feature Articles
    Columns and Feature Articles