*HOLIDAY EDITION: 'A High Sierra Christmas' is a tale of the West, narrated in the 'old west' style. It's a story of Jeremiah Johnson and his 'later in life' adventures in the High Sierra-Nevada mountain range of California. Two old cowboys, looking for gold, seek out Johnson and ask him to guide them to their dreams across the rugged High Sierra. In this fireside tale, Jeremiah and his Indian friend, John Windwalker, embark on that adventure with his visiting young nieces, Carrie and Hannah, and his nephew, Marc. The group rides out on a difficult journey up the east side of the majestic, white granite range, headed toward Mineral King on its western slopes. But, when the bank in Big Pine is robbed, three lawless men in their getaway head up the trail right behind them. What happens next is a long way from what you might expect. For young and old alike, it's for sure a Christmas to remember. You'd best saddle up and ride along! 175 Pages .......................................................
About the Author
About the Author: Mark Stephen Taylor is the award-winning author of a most enlightening journey; 'Hiking the Trail of Truth', Knowing God Through His Creation, published in February of 2009. Following that most inspiring autobiography he went on to write; 'Hiking Life’s Difficult Trails'; a spiritual journey into the struggles that we all face as we walk through our daily lives. His fictional works that followed are; 'A High Sierra Christmas'; an untold tale of Jeremiah Johnson, 'The Sun, The Glass, and The Leaning Rock'; The Secret of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold, and 'The Secret of Monument Valley'; The Trail of the Anasazi. The last two writings mentioned above are the first two installments in his most interesting mystery series, involving treasure hunter Rod Florea and cartographer (map maker) Mitch Holland. These tales offer both cliff-hanging fiction and profound reality, and are actually based on enduring legends and controversies that we’re all familiar with. There are two more books scheduled for this series, 'The Treasure of the High Sierra', and 'The Secret of Death Valley', both due out in 2012. In this newest release, 'Three Days in Lone Pine; An Untold Tale of the High Sierra', Mr. Taylor delves into the history surrounding the very first climbs of Mt. Whitney, highest mountain in the contiguous United States. This is no ordinary tale, and deals with both the cultures of the times and some illuminating, supernatural events that unfold on the town, which allow us to embrace a deeper understanding of the difficulties that all of us face in the world in which we live today. This story is based on the age-old struggle between the forces of good and evil, and opens our eyes to the actual reality behind it all.
Mark Stephen Taylor is what you might call an author on the road (be sure to check out his VIDEO on this author's page). Since his retirement from law enforcement in 1994, he has hiked much of the High Sierra mountain range of California and explored the vast deserts of the American Southwest. He has also spent time among the Native Americans. His experiences and knowledge have earned him a writing style that is indeed unique. His books include both fiction and non-fiction works--there's something of interest for everyone. His book tours also allow him to meet with many people on a personal level and share with them his obvious wisdom and insight. Mr. Taylor was educated in criminal psychology and geology, and is currently a Biblical teacher and counselor. His award-winning autobiography, 'Hiking the Trail of Truth', is perhaps one of the most informative books ever written on the subject of 'knowing God through His creation'. Each of his varied works, both fiction and non-fiction, have generated outstanding reviews. He's always out there; hiking around somewhere in the west and working on something new. His latest historical fiction works are: 'The Secret of Monument Valley; the Trail of the Anazazi', which is based on actual accounts from Native Americans of the Navajo Nation, and, 'Three Days in Lone Pine: an Untold Tale of the High Sierra', which is based on both history and legend surrounding the ill-fated first climbs (1873) of California's Mt. Whitney; highest mountain in the contiguous USA. His most recent work (Aug 2012), 'Treasure of the High Sierra: Dead Men's Gold', is a must read for those who love pirate tales and ghost stories. Our latest report on Mr. Taylor is that he is living in or near Lone Pine CA, and currently writing, 'Something Has Come Between Us', a spiritual journey, and also working on the newest addition to his mystery series, 'The Secret of Death Valley'. Taylor does occasional weekend book signings (weather permitting) in the town at the 'Lone Pine Rock and Gift Shop', and also at the 'Lone Star Bistro'. Information on contacting Mr. Taylor personally can be found within any of his books. He claims to be nobody special, and loves to hear from his readers.