Although things have settled down after all the bustle surrounding the release of Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut, I've been plenty busy working with Tio and Janell Kleberg on a new book about their life on the King Ranch. The book, as yet untitled, will be published in Fall 2018 by Badlands. My buddy and frequent collaborator Wyman Meinzer will serve as photo editor.
My next book? I'm not sure. Although I put aside Right of Capture: The Looming Water Crisis in Texas for various reasons, the project might be resurrected this coming spring after I finish the Kleberg/King Ranch book.
On the magazine front, I have several assignments lined up for 2018, including feature articles on ocelot recovery, pronghorns, coastal prairie conservation, dog training, and whitetail and mule deer hunting. To make room for more feature writing, I decided to close out my regular Texas Wildlife column on water conservation. The final column will appear in the November 2017 issue. My thanks to the Texas Wildlife Association for giving me space to grow and speak my mind these past three years.
Of course there's a novel or two looming out there, and an essay collection, and perhaps a fly fishing book. The question is never "What can I write about?" Rather, it's "What do I most want to write and how can I get it done in the time I have left?"
Thanks for checking in. Stay tuned!
November 16, 2017