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September 5, 2016
Testimonials on Writing from Nature workshop - image

Here are a few elements writers liked about the second annual Writing From Nature workshop:

"Tailoring to different genres and skill levels."

"The venue was quiet and undisturbed."

"Positive, encouraging vibe."

"Amazing and inspiring atmosphere."

"Wonderful meals and great people."

"Keynote talk Saturday evening, sharing of the five formative events that led to [Chris's] career as a writer."...

August 30, 2016
Writing Laura Ingalls Wilder's pioneer life - Map, Laura and Rose locales

This map by my talented colleague Karen Ward records all of the homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, the novelist and libertarian-movement founder Rose Wilder Lane.

Look at the dates for Mansfield, Missouri. Two key periods, in the mid-1920s and again from 1928-1935, found both Laura and Rose living on Rocky Ridge Farm. There they began the collaboration on the beloved pioneer stories, the Little House books.

An eyeball at this map reminds us that Rose's wider travels—she lived on both coasts (and Europe, not shown, of course)—and her publishing...

August 9, 2016
Libertarians on the Prairie Coming Soon - Libertarians3_use this cover

“Libertarians on the Prairie is a fascinating expose of the ideological underpinnings of one of America’s best-loved stories. Who knew that the Laura Ingalls Wilder franchise was actually political propaganda?” — Jane Mayer, staff writer, The New Yorker Magazine, and author of, “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right." 

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My book about the pioneer myth created in the Little House books is...

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