Welcome Spring

By S. J. Brown Spring has finally arrived here in West Virginia. I no longer need to travel South to find warm weather and baby critters to photograph.   No more hats gloves and 3 layers of clothes. Although my early morning excursions still include a hooded sweatshirt. Critters are more active this time of … Continue reading Welcome Spring

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My Other Life

By S. J. Brown All of my online friends know I am a wildlife photographer and Author. Hubby and I travel quite a lot and visit out of the way places to get close to critters. What few people realize is I have a day job. For years hubby has asked me to quit my … Continue reading My Other Life

Planning

By S. J. Brown Have you ever wondered what goes into a field trip for a wildlife photographer? January is when I plan out large portions of my year. As snow piles up outside Jay and I spread books, maps and the trusted atlas on the dining room table. We have notes from shows we … Continue reading Planning

Making it better

By S J Brown Each of us in our own way tries to make the world a little better. Writer’s help people escape their daily woes and immerse themselves in another place and time, making the world a little better. I know a number of teachers that don’t end their connection with their students when … Continue reading Making it better

The Best Books You Never Read

By S J Brown The world is filled with unfinished manuscripts. They are stuffed in drawers, stored in a computer file, or sitting on a desktop waiting to be completed. Many years ago I joined a writers group. I admit some members were working on works that apparently weren’t that memorable since I don’t remember … Continue reading The Best Books You Never Read

One Page

By S. J. Brown Recently I was reviewing some guidelines from a publisher. They wanted the usual information like my name, contact information, the name of the book I was proposing and the word count. Then I saw it the next requirement was an impossible task, a one page synopsis. I needed to share all … Continue reading One Page

Enjoying the little things

By S. J. Brown Many wildlife photographers strive to photograph large critters. I admit Buffalo, bears, and moose are always on my wish list when I am visiting their homes. But the little critters that also live in those areas are often more of a challenge, that makes getting the shot even more enjoyable.. Their … Continue reading Enjoying the little things

Picking Favorites

By S. J. Brown We all have favorite things, that special gift from long ago, or a place with fond memories. Sometimes our favorite is a sentence that just glides off the tongue and completes a thought. After every photo trip Jay asks me what my favorite part of the trip was. Generally it is … Continue reading Picking Favorites

On the Road Again

The car was fully loaded, leaving just enough room for Jay and me.  The back seat held a small cooler for drinks, 2 camera bags, 2 duffle bags, and a bag of snacks.  In the trunk was a large cooler with food for the next few days, linens, hiking boots, a tote loaded with plate’s … Continue reading On the Road Again

My Alter Ego

by Sarah M. Chen / S. Michele Chen It’s tough establishing a new identity. I know a few of you Wranglers have pen names so you probably know what I’m talking about. My children’s chapter book, SUPERBEETLE, is scheduled to release next month on March 11. My publisher alerted me to this a couple weeks … Continue reading My Alter Ego