MY BOOKSTORE: I Write & Publish Books For Inquisitive Minds, Like Yours!

INDIAN COUNTRY MAP OF THE SOUTHWEST!


A BOOKSTORE FEATURING A VARIETY OF SUBJECT MATTER: My musings and experiences turned published works mainly focuses on the American Southwest’s national parks & national monuments, tribal & state parks, and archaeological ruins; also, the environment & climate change, general aviation, aerospace & astronautics, res dog strays on Indian reservations, emperor penguins of Antarctica, informative road tours of the Southwest, hiking in places like the Grand Canyon, among other topics. In short, the kind of writing material meant to enlighten, entertain, and educate my reading audience.


Thank you for dropping by my website. Kindly note the books are published with an attractive glossy paperback cover and photograph, as well as a Kindle (e-book) format. Other than the list of book titles below, these published works are featured on my Amazon Author’s Page bookstore billboard: http://amzn.to/2luqTNk. There also new books on the way. I hope to entice your interest and support by selling you a book or two or three. Happy trails wherever you wander and wonder!


Richard Kerry Holtzin
Flagstaff, Arizona

richardholtzin@aol.com

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MY GROWING LIBRARY. . .

My Amazon Author Page: 
 http://amzn.to/2luqTNk 

(a synopsis of each book is now available at this URL)



THE COMPLETE ROAD TOURS OF THE SOUTHWEST
National Parks & Monuments, State Parks,
Tribal Parks, & Archaeological Ruins
VOLUME 1
<<<Published March 2018 http://amzn.to/2DGoKp1 >>>


THE COMPLETE ROAD TOURS OF THE SOUTHWEST
National Parks & Monuments, State Parks,
Tribal Parks, & Archaeological Ruins
VOLUME 2
<<<Published March 2018 http://amzn.to/2DHjl0H >>>





ROAD TOURS OF THE SOUTHWEST––
National Parks and Monuments, State and Tribal Parks,
and Archeological Ruins (a 17 Book mini-series)


<<<Book 1, Pubished December 2017 http://amzn.to/2Ce2BSR>>>

(see http://amzn.to/2Cp8vg0 for all other books in this series)




STUMPI de CHELLY––
A Res Dog Saga


<<<Published December 2017 http://amzn.to/2BXqIBh>>>



ANTARCTIC LOVE FEST & MELTDOWN ––
A Portentous Emperor Penguin & Global Warming Parable
(previously titled, "Emperors of Antarctica")


<<<Published December 2017 http://amzn.to/2q3zego>>>



NOVEMBER MUSINGS––
Poetic Paean to an Aging Autumnal Season

(previously titled, "November Grey")

<<<Published December 2017 http://amzn.to/2D5zFJh >>>



A TREATISE OF NATURE AND SELF ––
Surrender, Solitude, & Synergy

(previously titled, "Idyll: From the Aerie")

<<<Pubished December 2017 http://amzn.to/2CtkLgt>>>



SKYE KEEP––
A Quirkish Novel about a Haunted House, a Charming Cat, 
Romance in the Rockies, the Georgetown Loop Railroad,
and Small-Town Politics (seriously)


(previously titled, "A Cat About Town")
<<<Pubished December 2017 http://amzn.to/2CeA0Nl>>>



FLYING LESSONS, Volume I––
Repercussions of an Ill-Fated Flight

(previously titled, "A Fall From Wings")

<<<Published December 2017 http://amzn.to/2CnRy8Q >>>


FLYING LESSONS, Volume II––
The Aftermath 

<<<Published December 2017 http://amzn.to/2lmUOYD>>>



FOOD & COGNIZANCE––
Debating Conscious Food Choices for a Sustainable Environment

(previously titled, "Eco-Entrees")


<<<Published December 2017 http://amzn.to/2ErI2PN>>>



ADVENTURES IN OUTER SPACE

A High School S.T.E.M. Laboratory Textbook

<<<Published March 2017 http://amzn.to/2nOR40q>>> 



21st CENTURY ZORRO

The Screenplay

<<<Published April 2017 http://amzn.to/2EvN520>>>

In this tale of redemption, a contemporary superhero has the huevos to try and take down a mass-murdering techno-terrorist. This action-packed adventure follows the proud young ancestor of the original de la Vega family who now lives in the 21st century. Viva El Zorro!


WHAT  I WRITE & CARE ABOUT

Given all my writings, I focus on the geomorphology of the Colorado Plateau's ancient landscape––archeology, ecology, zoology, flora and fauna, the environment (sustainability or lack thereof), ecosystems, global warming and climate change; and human history. Additionally, I write about res dogs (strays) on tribal lands; the emperor penguins of Antarctica; aerospace and astronautic S.T.E.M. mathematic projects; aviation based on a true story about plane crash and personal and spiritual life-changing consequences; philosophy (Western and Eastern); eco-awareness based on sustainability; transpersonal poetry and prose based on Nature and the Self; dramatic novels about the former Grand Canyon burros, a Gothic-Existential mystery, and venturesome 19th-century explorers (i.e., Major John Wesley Powell, Antarctica's Heroric Age explorers––Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen); and travel-related tourism throughout the Southwest. And here's the rest of the books that are featured in my bookstore of sundry subject matter:

COLORADO PLATEAU 10-BOOK SERIES:



GRAND CANYON PRIMER ––
THE WHAT, HOW, WHEN, WHERE, & WHY STORY 
(Colorado Plateau Series, Book 1)


<<<Amazon URL:  http://amzn.to/2luqTNk republished April 2018>>>





GRAND CANYON: A-RIM-TO-RIVER TIME MACHINE
(Colorado Plateau Series, Book 2)

SYNOPSIS
SAMPLE

<<<Amazon URL: http://amzn.to/2luqTNk republished April 2018>>>



GLEN CANYON BEFORE LAKE POWELL:
It Wasn't Nice To Drown A Canyon Lady!
(Colorado Plateau Series, Book 3)

(previously subtitled, "Beauty Lost in the Southwest")


SYNOPSIS
SAMPLE

<<<Amazon URL: http://amzn.to/2luqTNk republished April 2018>>>




GLEN CANYON:
The "Cathedral in the Desert"
(Colorado Plateau Series, Book 4)

SYNOPSIS

<<<Amazon URL: http://amzn.to/2luqTNk republished April 2018>>>






GRAND CANYON:
An Interpretative Rim-to-River Guided Tour (2 Volumes)
(Colorado Plateau Province Series, Book 5)


(previously titled, "Anthology")
SYNOPSIS
SAMPLE

<<<Amazon URL: http://amzn.to/2luqTNk republished April 2018>>>





SCENIC ICONS OF THE SOUTHWEST:
Exposition of National Parks & Monuments,
Tribal & State Parks, &
Archeological Ruins

(Colorado Plateau Province Series Book 6)

<<<Amazon URL:http://amzn.to/2luqTNk republished April 2018>>>



AN UNCOMPROMISING EXPLORER––
Major John Wesley Powell

(previously titled, "John Wesley Powell: Confessions, Secrets, &
Revelations from beyond the Grave")
(Colorado Plateau Province Series Book 7)

<<<Amazon URL:http://amzn.to/2luqTNk republished April 2018>>>




THE ANASAZI ––
Dryland Farms of the Four Corners Region
(Colorado Plateau Series, Book 8)

(previously titled, "Ancestral Puebloans")


SYNOPSIS

<<<Amazon URL:http://amzn.to/2luqTNk republished April 2018>>>




MONUMENT VALLEY:
Navajo Nation Tribal Park(Colorado Plateau Province Series, Book 9)

SYNOPSIS
SAMPLE

<<<Amazon URL: http://amzn.to/2luqTNk published April 2018>>>




SCENIC TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO THE SOUTHWEST:
A Literary Travelogue of National Parks & Monuments
Tribal & State Parks, & Archeological Ruins
(previously titled, "Traveler's Guide")

(Colorado Plateau Province Series, Book 10)

SYNOPSIS
SAMPLE

<<<Amazon URL:http://amzn.to/2luqTNk republished April 2018>>>


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OTHER BOOKS IN THE WORKS:




THE HOUSE ON DARQUE HILL:
A Gothic, Existential Mystery

<<<To be published in 2019>>>





BASHO & THE LAST ROUNDUP:
Grand Canyon Tales by Savant Tails

<<<To be published in 2019>>>





THE COLDEST PRIZE:
Antarctica's Epic Explorers–– 
Amundsen, Scott, and Shackleton

<<<To be published in 2019>>>

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR. . . 

Abstract: Writing under the name Richard Kerry Holtzin or Rich Holtzin, he pursued an academic career in Eastern and Western Philosophy. Later, “Dr. Rich” decided his passion in life was better suited to the outdoors. Thus, he earned a living as an educator & guide for some thirty years, teaching a variety of geosciences, flora & fauna, the human history of the Colorado Plateau Province due east of the Rocky Mountains, environmental studies, wilderness backpacking & survival. Before embarking on academic career & becoming a so-called “glorified trail tramp,” Rich joined the Navy & later specialized in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) under the commands of COMASWFORLANT & COMSUBLANT. After his Honorable Discharge, since 1970, Rich’s multifaceted employment background has amassed a variety of job titles: guitar & music theory instructor & performer, composed & performed on two national park soundtracks, commercial pilot, GPS surveyor & topographical mapper for the U. S. Forest Service, employed by two police agencies & a sheriff department, ‘professoring’ as “Dr. Rich” dubs it, for two universities, as well as an interpretive-style backpacking & hiking instructor for the likes of the Grand Canyon Field Institute (hence, “glorified”), as well as the owner of an eco & cultural tourism company, math & science high school substitute teacher & education assistant, & more recently a S.T.E.M education advocate specializing in aerospace & astronautic high school math classes. In time, Rich more or less retired but was recently recruited as the Program Director for www.nationalparkexpress. Given all the above, in his words––“I think it’s better to wear out than rust out.” 

Since 2016, Rich wrote & published his memoirs, as books mainly based on all the above credentials, especially his publications centered on the Four Corners region of the Southwest. Presented with an extensive & diverse employment background, this replete legacy of this, that, & the other is his way of giving back to others what he was fortunate to have learned & experience over some fifty years. 



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