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Column Inspiration

December 1, 2015

Tags: Charles Bowden, Texas Wildlife Column


Column due today. Toil, toil, toil. Something on groundwater. Seemed like a hell of an idea when I pitched it to my long-suffering editor. Early this morning I sat in the dark, drinking coffee, wondering what could be written about aquifers that anyone but a masochist might want to read. A few sips into cup number four, the great Charles Bowden came to mind. Now the question is "What's left to say that Bowden didn't say perfectly and beautifully?" Then again, it helps to know what's possible.

Selected Work

Novels
"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
    Feature Articles
    Columns and Feature Articles