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


By S. J. Brown I hope everyone has been keeping warm in these frigid temperatures. Freezing temperatures add a whole new set of challenges for a wildlife photographer. It is a bit harder to sneak up on my subjects in layers of clothes and warm boots. Warm thick gloves make it a little harder to … Continue reading BRRRRRR

My Year in Review

BY S. J. Brown Since this is my last blog for 2017 I thought I would sum up my year. Once again it has been a busy year. Yes I was on the road a lot. But I love traveling and luckily Jay indulges me. I managed to cross another state off my bucket list … Continue reading My Year in Review

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


By S. J. Brown I borrowed the name for this month’s blog from a band. They are a country music band and although I am not a fan of country music I somehow ended up with one of their shirts. I have had it long enough it might be considered a vintage t-shirt. The shirt … Continue reading Southbond

Happy Friday the 13th

By S. J. Brown Friday the 13th is touted to be the unluckiest day of the year. 2017 has two Friday the 13th’s, does that make it an unlucky year? Does Friday the 13th scare you? Since Halloween is just few weeks away is today the start of a spooky season? Are you superstitious? This … Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th

Baby Steps

By S. J. Brown Recently I gave some advice to friend about recovery after surgery, my advice, baby steps, lots and lots of baby steps. No one can recover from surgery overnight. It’s the little improvements, those baby steps that count. The same can be said about writing. As a writer I didn’t start out … Continue reading Baby Steps

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