‘Desert Chrome’

2 05 2021

‘Water, a Woman, and Wild Horses in the West’

(Photo courtesy of Kathryn Wilder)

Kathryn Wilder‘s debut book, “Desert Chrome,” will be published in mid-May by Torrey House Press!

Longtime readers will recognize Kat’s name as an advocate for Spring Creek Basin mustangs. In this vulnerable, deeply touching and wide-ranging memoir, she recounts her life’s journey that eventually led her to Disappointment Valley and Spring Creek Basin – among earlier and parallel events that shaped her among heartbreak, water and wilderness. About the mustangs, she writes about getting to know them and the great strides we’ve made in the management of our herd with the use of PZP.

Kirkus Reviews calls it “testimony to the healing power of wildness” and “a spirited and impassioned chronicle.” And it is, without a doubt, all of that.

Suzanne Roy, fierce director of the American Wild Horse Campaign, wrote: “Kat Wilder’s beautifully written memoir takes us on a journey of a life lived on the move, full of love, loss and searching, finally finding peace among a herd of mustangs in Colorado’s magnificent Disappointment Valley. Wilder’s insight into the wild horses, why they’re worth saving and how to save them, will be of interest to anyone concerned with preserving the West’s last remaining wild spaces and the wild animals that inhabit them. A must read.”

Pre-order the book from Torrey House Press, your local independent bookstore or from Amazon.

Kat will be doing numerous readings, both virtual – Garcia Street Books in Santa Fe, and Maria’s Bookshop and Cortez Public Library here in Southwest Colorado – and in person at Sherbino Theater in Ridgway and Entrada Institute in Torrey, Utah.

Here are some particular deets:

Maria’s virtual event for “Desert Chrome” will start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, on Zoom and Facebook Live. Check Maria’s events calendar page for details.

Kat’s first live reading will be from about 6 to about 7:45 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at The Livery in Norwood. This is basically our backyard! Head over to Between the Covers’ Facebook page to find out more.

The Cortez Public Library will have an online reading with Kat starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26.

On Thursday, June 10, Ridgway’s Sherbino Theater will host Kat for a live reading from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Visit the website for tickets, on sale 30 days before the event. Ridgway’s also fairly local to us, and several mustang friends call it home.

If you’re in Torrey, Utah, on Saturday, June 26, stop by the Entrada Institute for a live reading.

Be sure to find and follow Kat on Facebook to keep up with other events as they’re scheduled, and I’ll post reminders about the above readings close to their happening dates.

(Kathryn Wilder’s “Desert Chrome” with Chrome’s newest grandson, Jasper, with Brumley Point and Temple Butte in the background; Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area, Disappointment Valley, Southwest Colorado)

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10 responses

2 05 2021
TamrahJo

Pre ordered! Thanks so very much for ‘bringing to my radar!!!” :D. Happy Sunday!

2 05 2021
TJ

Thanks for ordering! As I understand it, copies will be going out very soon. Happy Sunday, indeed. 🙂

2 05 2021
Trish

Looks and sounds incredibly interesting. Will tell everyone I know about the book! Thank you for sharing your story Kat and the magic of Disappointment Valley. Hoping the world will wake up to the value of PZP.

2 05 2021
TJ

I hope so, too. The word is getting out, and Kat is helping tell the story!

2 05 2021
lovewildmustangs

Looking forward to reading it!!

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2 05 2021
TJ

Good. 🙂

2 05 2021
Sue E. Story

This is just wonderful for Kat, TJ! Good for her and good for our mustangs too! It appears that Chrome has had a profound effect on more than one of us! 😊 I’ll cettainly be getting this book.

2 05 2021
TJ

Oh, yes, he has. 🙂

3 05 2021
Marytherese Ambacher

Thanks TJ for sharing and for all each of you do as advocates for the living beauty of wild 💖

6 05 2021
TJ

They’re so worth sharing. 🙂 Thank YOU for following along and sharing their lives!

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