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Gretchen M. Baker!
I’m an author and photographer. Thanks for visiting!
Coming February 2017:
Great Basin Magical Lighting and Night Skies Photography Exhibit at the Courthouse Gallery, Eureka, Nevada
Here are some of the photos that will be on display. I chose to focus on two themes: the magical lighting of the Great Basin and the amazing dark skies of one of the few remaining dark spots in the continental United States. The combination of Basin and Range topography with the changing light conditions at sunrise, sunset, and during storms provides a beautiful canvas that shows off the Great Basin as a place to linger in and experience rather than a place to race through to get to the next big city. Because so much of the Great Basin is far from population centers, light pollution is low and the area is a great place to observe the night skies, looking beyond our world to many far, far away. My goal with this exhibition is to help people feel the beauty that is both near and far from this area where we love to live and visit.
Released in 2016:
An Un-Conventional Murder
Dr. Elena Jackson, cave biologist, is attending the National Speleological Society Convention in Ely, Nevada with her young son when she stumbles across a body in the homemade hot tub at the Convention campground. Her twin sister, Maribel, is accused of murder. As Elena wends her way through cave passages and Convention events, she tries to clear her sister's name. She discovers that the deceased left quite a trail of jilted lovers, debts, and ill will, meaning no shortage of suspects. The Convention is only one week long--will she be able to find the real killer before all the suspects flee to far parts of the country?
Written by Gretchen Baker under the pseudonym C. A. Cox. Available at the Ely Art Bank and Garnet Mercantile, Economy Drug, CreateSpace.com, Amazon.com, and more locations soon.
Paperback and Kindle versions.
The Great Basin for Kids
The fantastic book you want in your hands as soon as possible!
Check out all 40 pages of full-color, full-fun goodness.
Available from Utah State University Press:
Great Basin National Park:
A Guide to the Park and Surrounding Area
6x9, 332 pages (Click on the image to learn more.)
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