Category Archives: Author Profiles

Tom White: An Amateur Photographer With The Eye Of A Pro

Tom White, the winner of our 2015 Fall photo contest, spent his working life in the music business, but he had another motivation besides paying the bills. “I enjoyed sharing music with others; it wasn’t just about dollars. It’s the same … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Drum Hadley

We recently lost a friend and colleague, Drum Hadley, author of Voice of the Borderlands. Born into the Anheuser-Busch family, Drummond Hadley came to the Southwest to study poetry at the University of Arizona. He lived and worked for more … Continue reading

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Chuck Hoekman: Traveling Man with a Camera

by Marilyn Noble Chuck Hoekman enjoys the wide-open highway. One time he drove his small sports car from Orlando to Alaska and back, a trip of twelve thousand miles in thirty days, and on another occasion, drove from Orlando to … Continue reading

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The Unauthorized Autobiography of Mike Ward, Part II

Several weeks ago, we ran a biography of the early life of Ghost Riders in the Sky author Mike Ward. He’s been on the road selling books, but he finally made the time to write the second half of the … Continue reading

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Mike Ward — Rock Star, Surfer, Ranger, and Author of Ghost Riders in the Sky

By Jim Turner Mike Ward was born in Pomona, California, during the Truman administration (1945–53) and grew up in Arcadia, an idyllic suburb of Los Angeles. He says the crowning achievement of his grade school years was when he “handily … Continue reading

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Ron Scott Pictures the Desert Then and Now

By Marilyn Noble Ron Scott, the people’s choice award winner in our spring photo contest, used to race through life. He finished forty marathons, including the Pikes Peak run twice; ran ten fifty-mile races; and even did the Leadville 100, … Continue reading

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Uprising: Writing About the Only Successful Native American Revolution

By Jim Turner “That day in August, the Pueblo people of the northern Rio Grande and points west exploded in fury, rising up to drive the Spanish military, colonists, and Franciscan missionaries all the way back into New Spain (today’s … Continue reading

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Sarah Dolliver, the Accidental Photographer

by Marilyn Noble Unlike many accomplished photographers, Sarah Dolliver wasn’t born with a Brownie box camera in her hands. She didn’t spend her childhood hiding out in a darkroom while her peers played soccer, nor did she spend every spare … Continue reading

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Jake Page Part Two: From Stolen Hopi Gods to Do Cats Hear with Their Paws?

By Jim Turner Part One of Jake’s story followed him through grade school and college, his first professional editing job for Anchor Books, and finally his unexpected career turn working for the Natural History Press. From 1963 to 1970, Jake … Continue reading

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Jake Page: No Science . . . or Hobbits!

Jake Page Part 1: Artist and Student by Jim Turner Jake Page is the author of more than forty books, including his recent one from Rio Nuevo Publishers, Uprising, The Pueblo Indians and the First American War for Religious Freedom. … Continue reading

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