The Merlyn Carter Project
Retired school principal and mayor, Steve Staton was quite taken by my new book, Merlyn Carter Bush Pilot. So much so that in the summer of 2019 he took his son to Nonacho Lake, Northwest Territories to visit Merlyn’s sport fishing camp and the site of Merlyn’s demise from an unprovoked and fatal charge of a bear. But it goes beyond that. Staton believes that there is so much important history of the North in this book that he would like to get the book into all of the northern high schools and libraries in Canada and Alaska. He has taken this on in a non-profit totally volunteer effort. I applaud and heartily support his efforts. Continue reading
Thanks to all my blog followers who bought my new book and a special thanks to those who sent me comments. I feel so fortunate to have so many great friends. Now some more GOOD NEWS. My book, Merlyn Carter Bush Pilot, has come out from the publisher in both a paperback and an e-book edition. Now you can own the e-book for less than ten bucks and the paperback for just twice that. Click here to order direct from the publisher booklocker.com. I don’t have any paperbacks right now so you cannot order those from me, but you can click here for other ways to purchase any of my books and merchandise. Anyway, it’s summer and I will soon be off the grid and at Nonacho Lake, Northwest Territories. Some of the book’s readers are joining me on the lake during my stay … Continue reading
Two weeks after I met Merlyn Carter, he was tying my 17-foot Old Town Royalex Tripper to a float on his De Havilland Single Otter bush plane. A year later he was my best friend. Our friendship continued unabated for 30 years until he lost a battle and his life to an unprovoked and predatory assault by a bear on the shores of Nonacho Lake, Northwest Territories.
I know most of my blog readers are canoeists. At first glance, you may not be interested in an aviator. But Merlyn’s life is a story every wilderness traveler, every adventurer, every dreamer needs to read.
The hard cover, library edition of Merlyn Carter Bush Pilot is finally complete and published. Researching, writing and finding a publisher for this book was a four-year journey. I traveled the Northwest Territories, Northern Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Toronto, Washington DC and everywhere in between to do research, … Continue reading