Deep Wild Journal just featured my essay "Summit Storm" on their blog. This is an excerpt from Mountain Dreams: The Drive to Explore, Experience, and Expand which was published last December. See their blog post here.
Volume 4 of Deep Wild Journal, the 2022 issue, has just been released. It contains my essay "Summit Storm" about a dangerous blizzard on Mt. Rainier. The volume also includes the work of fifty other writers and is an outstanding collection. Read more about Deep Wild Journal here.
Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature from East Tennessee State University notified me that they want to publish my poem "The Man of Chi." It is based on an experience I had watching a man practice Tai Chi in a park in Beijing, China, on our way to Tibet and the north face of Mt. Everest. His motions were so smooth and controlled and I tried to capture the way he moved in the poem. The issue is expected to be out about December.
On July 2, 2022, Lake City officials unveiled a statue of Ralph Samuelson, one hundred years to the day after he invented water skiing on Lake Pepin. I was especially interested in this because I published an article about Ralph and his adventures in the Jan/Feb issue of Big River Magazine. The statue did not exist when I wrote the article, but it is a very nice addition to the Lake City waterfront now. The statue stands at the boat ramp at Ohuta Beach next to the bay where Samuelson practiced and perfected his new sport. Here are a couple looks at the statue.
The Lake City Graphic ran an article about my new book Historic Disasters in Southeast Minnesota. Very nice article. It previews a book signing at Treats and Treasures in Lake City on Saturday, June 18. Treats and Treasures will be carrying the book on their shelves.
Copies of Historic Disasters in Southeast Minnesota, as well as copies of Mountain Dreams and Adventure Relativity are available at Broken Paddle Guiding at 213 Main Street in Wabasha.
Today I had a book signing for my book Historic Disasters in Southeast Minnesota at Fair Trade Books in Red Wing. Met some very nice people. Always good to engage in conversation about climbing, writing, or weather. That was the first book signing for this book -- others will follow.
The Red Wing Republican Eagle ran an article about my new book Historic Disasters in Southeast Minnesota. The article does a good job of capturing the essence of the book and why I wrote it. Read the article here.
My book Historic Disasters in Southeast Minnesota was released today by The History Press, a division of Arcadia Publishing. The book is about three weather-related disasters that happened in the region -- the wreck of the Sea Wing, the Armistice Day Blizzard, and the Mississippi River flood of 1965. The book contains 45 photos and you can see a preview of it on the publisher's website.
Deep Wild Journal, an outdoors literary journal from Colorado, recently accepted my essay "Summit Storm" about climbing during a blizzard on Mount Rainier on one of my first major mountain climbing trips. The 2022 issue of Deep Wild is expected to be released in July.
Photo by John Jancik
Dr. Steve Gardiner is the author of eight books and over 1,000 articles.