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Published Pieces

December 20, 2018


Image from Fernie BC. Click to see the portrait version. When I was cleaning up Amber’s Picks, I ran a couple of searches on the stories that had gotten published to include the links and I ran across a few I had forgotten, and a few I didn’t even know about. So mostly as an […]

The Feather Thief

August 2, 2018


A Fascinating Caper and Moral Tale The Feather Thief, by Kirk Wallace Johnson certainly proves my dad’s adage that “truth is stranger than fiction.” The entirely non-fictional story reads like a novel. As a novelist and short story writer, I sure wish I could’ve come up with this plot. And, while the crime was tangentially […]

Amber’s Rod

May 17, 2018


NBC News Link In I Want Teal Waders, I talked about some of the cool new rod designs I’ve gotten to do in the last year because women fly fishers want to, well, accessorize. This rod was particularly fun to work on because I didn’t design it, but just collaborated on it with the eventual […]

I Want Teal Waders!

May 17, 2018


Somewhere along the line some genius figured out that instead of just having women model fly fishing gear for men to ogle and buy it, that maybe they should actually market fly fishing gear to women. Being how smart this is, it must’ve been a woman who came up with it. I’m kind of pissed […]

Calculated Risk

March 25, 2018


It may seem like I’m not writing much, but the opposite is true. It’s just that I’ve been submitting them to publications which only consider “unpublished” works, and that includes vanity blogs such as this. I have four stories out right now. Nevertheless, I’ve held this up for too long as I have been searching […]

Troutaholics Anonymous

March 8, 2018


Cover image by Amber Mullen, don’t you wish your ice cubes looked like that? This is the long version of the story that was published in the last issue of the Fly Fish Journal. I had to cut half of it to fit, and it I sent it to 6 published authors who each cut […]

Underwrap Tutorial

January 22, 2018


Ah, Christmas. The gift I give to myself is a few hours to write. The blog has been quiet for a while, but I do have 60 draft blogs I hope to roll out. While I’m doing a whole blog on this rod, I thought that this underwrap I developed might be interesting enough to […]