GR Stahl - Book Signing - Rediscovered Books Caldwell
Best known for Paddling, author GR Stahl has released a debut fast paced mystery, Deception at the Diamond D Ranch. GR will be joining us for in person for a book signing on Saturday, 5/14, 1 - 2:30 p.m at our downtown Caldwell location.
Ranger Cade Rigens is working to establish the nation’s newest national park in one of the most rugged and remote parts of the American West. On the cusp of a history-making public hearing, the park’s most vocal opponent comes to Cade with news about a young man who went missing doing research in the mountains.
Venturing into the wilderness with a political adversary as his guide is the least of Cade’s problems. As he struggles to uncover what happened, he gets the attention of militant activists who stymie his progress and threaten his safety. As he gets close to unraveling it all, he discovers at the center a mystery as old as the region’s settlement.
Deception at the Diamond D Ranch is grounded in present-day political tensions about federal land in the West. It also draws on the story and heritage of Basques who moved to the West at the turn of the twentieth century to work as miners and sheep herders. Basque language, dance, traditions and stories dating to 6000 BC are thriving in the Intermountain West, and the central riddle in Deception at the Diamond D Ranch hinges on the lore and legends of this vibrant and influential heritage.
Deception at the Diamond D Ranch is set against the backdrop of the West’s most unsung and stunning scenery, as well as the real tensions that exist between rural westerners, new westerners, and the lower forty-eight states’ largest concentration of publicly owned land.
About the author:
G.R. Stahl is author of two books: Deception at the Diamond D Ranch, a fast-paced western mystery set in Boise and southwest Idaho, and Paddling Idaho, a Falcon Guides guidebook to canoeing, kayaking and rafting the rivers and lakes of Idaho.
Stahl has been writing about public land and conservation issues in the western United States for twenty-five years and has worked as a journalist, editor, author, copywriter and public relations professional. His journalism has been recognized with more than fifty state, regional and national awards, and his guidebook about paddling the rivers and lakes of Idaho is the most thorough book on the subject in publication today.
A Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Stahl has studied water law, public land law, natural resources law and has a particular interest in the ways people shape and are shaped by the land and water around them. In addition to writing, communications and policy advocacy Stahl sometimes works as a carpenter and tile setter and has a demonstrable interest in any form of creative activity. That is to say: if it can be built, he likes to figure out how it’s built. In his spare time, he explores the Western U.S. by skis, bike, boat or boots.
He also writes as Greg Stahl.