MY HEMINGWAY OBSESSION

  • Hemingway and the Dude Ranches of WyomingHemingway and the Dude Ranches of Wyoming
    Vintage advertisement from the Sheridan County Library In the summer of 1928, Ernest Hemingway had planned to go fishing in Idaho on his first trip West—but his friend Bill Horne invited ...
  • Accident-Prone ErnestAccident-Prone Ernest
    Despite believing he was lucky, Ernest Hemingway was unlucky when it came to accidents. He arrived in Wyoming in the summer of 1928 sporting a fresh, horseshoe-shaped scar over his ...
  • A Missing PieceA Missing Piece
    If you saw the recent documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about Ernest Hemingway, the filmmakers were tasked with condensing one larger-than-life man into a mere six hours of ...
  • How it BeganHow it Began
    I was writing one book but put it aside to start a new book; here’s how it happened. In August 2018, I was participating in an event with the author ...
  • A Change of ViewA Change of View
    At the beginning of any book, a writer has a number of choices to make. Past tense, or present tense? What point of view (POV) to use for the narrator ...
  • Hemingway and the Ile Saint-LouisHemingway and the Ile Saint-Louis
    The Ile Saint-Louis, sister island to Ile de la Cite, played an important role in Hemingway’s Paris years. He writes about it in both The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable ...