Todd Graeff - Good As Given - Book Signing - Boise
Join Rediscovered Books for a book signing for local author Todd Graeff for his debut novel, Good as Given.
At the apex of his career, Doug Diehl becomes superintendent of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, and just in time to watch Congress drill it out from under him. The largest refuge in the country. The largest terrestrial megafauna migration on the planet. Turned into an oil patch, and on his watch. And now he has to live with it. If he can.
About the Author:
An acolyte of the anything-worth-doing-is-worth-overdoing school of compulsive behavior, Todd Graeff has dedicated the early chapters of his life—also known as his first73 years— to conserving wild places, pursuing adventure beyond the borders of good judgment, and writing about his more harrowing experiences. After earning a BA in English literature from Otterbein College and an MS in natural resources from The Ohio State University, he invested himself in a 40-year career in conservation land management and became the director or deputy director of several agencies. During those years he raised $17,000,000 and preserved one of the most environmentally significant sites in the American Southwest and permanently protected the streamflows in several of Idaho’s most important recreational rivers. He has rafted much of the West’s big whitewater, backpacked extensively in the Rocky Mountains and adjacent ranges, and pursued upland game birds behind a 50-year succession of wild-eyed pointing dogs.
While his non-fiction and fiction have been published in numerous national and regional magazines and a short fiction anthology, Good as Given is his debut novel. He first put pen to paper in 1986 and worked on it for several years before taking a 20-plus year dive down the rabbit hole of modern American life where he encountered frequent jobchanges, a divorce, ever-worsening workaholism, a second marriage, an excessive enthusiasm for alcoholic beverages, and a one-round bout with cancer before resurfacing in Idaho and completing the story. He, his wife Mary, two high-test English setters, and one lap dog live in Boise, Idaho where he continues to push at the boundaries of good judgment. His next novel is fermenting in the back 40 of his imagination.