Many of you who have followed this blog for a while understand that I seldom honk my horn, attempting to promote the books I write. Occasionally, though, a new work is issued and I’m justly proud to release it like a bird from the hand. That’s right, Wings Over Water, The Late Notes of a Naturalist has just been issued from Wood Thrush Books.
My seventh full-length volume of creative non-fiction is a fine one, says my publisher in his back-cover blurb: In this collection of personal essays, the author describes the flora and fauna he encounters while plying some of his favorite trout streams in the Mid-Atlantic states, New England and the American West. Walt Franklin is as much a bird watcher and amateur naturalist as he is an avid fly fisherman, with a strong desire to protect the lands he has walked and the waters he has fished for decades. Wings Over Water is a blend of fishing tales, folklore, natural history, and riverine ecology. It is also a lighthearted narrative that turns poetic whenever the wild comes into full view.
Get a preview of this 196-page work at Amazon Books (available also on Kindle). Please consider purchasing a copy from Wood Thrush Books (see link on my blogroll) or directly from Amazon (see “About” page). A purchase ($14.95) will help support the world of nature writing and small-press publishing, as well as helping keep alive a hungry blogger who will be retiring from his classroom job this June!
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