Now an Award-Winning Book!!!!

What started here on WordPress as a blog, is now an award-winning memoir.

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One reader said, “I started reading your book today. Martha—I love it…If ever there was a love story—this is it.”

It is a love story.

Another reader says, “Ms. Kennedy’s narratives are rich with sensory descriptions and heart-warming adventures. Anyone who loves hiking and dogs will love this book.”

Other readers have said:

  • “A beautiful book filled with vivid imagery and profound joy.”
  • “The book is very insightful and enjoyable at the same time.”
  • “I am a dog person but even if I weren’t I would still rate this book as excellent.”
  • “This is a book to savor.”
  • “I felt like I was along on the trails.”

From the back of the book:

In the 1980s, I moved to California from Colorado. I found work I loved and ended up staying there for more than thirty years. I always missed the Rocky Mountains.

Many of these stories are set in Mission Trails Regional Park, several thousand acres of coastal sage and chaparral. The landscape was one of the few remaining pieces of untouched chaparral so close to San Diego. To anyone who gets to know it it is a fascinating, complex, intricate, very alive wild world. It taught me to see.

About thirty miles east of the city were “real” mountains on which snow fell a few times every winter. I trekked those trails as often as I could.

Now I am back in Colorado. Every day I have the chance to get out somewhere I see and feel again how much I learned on the dusty trails of Southern California’s chaparral hills and the higher mountains beyond.

It’s now available for sale on Amazon. The paperback is $7.00 and the Kindle is $3.00


Dusty, Me, Bear 3_27_2017
Dusty, me and Bear at the Rio Grande State Wildlife Area near Monte Vista, Colorado



13 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on I'm a Writer, Yes, I Am! and commented:

    Moving along with the little hiking book. 🙂

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  2. Fred says:

    Good for you! When can I buy it?

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    1. It’s available now on Amazon 🙂 You’ll like it. There’s no nudity, but a lot of dusty California trails and some funny characters and some great dogs and a few beautiful moments.


  3. Will definitely check this out! Always enjoy your posts, plus hiking and dogs are my thing! Congrats to you on the book!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, this little book has been a labor of love. I learned a lot from writing it about what I learned from the hikes, the dogs, the years, the moments. I kind of love it. ❤


  4. And I still think it’s one of the best books I’ve read in the past year.

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  5. Unbound Roots says:

    Martha, I can’t wait to read this book. Wildlife, dogs, and a “love story” are a few of my very favorite things. 😍

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    1. Unbound Roots says:

      It’s ordered and should be here in 3 days!🎉

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      1. I hope you like it!!! 🙂

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    2. ❤ There are some interesting humans in there, too 😉

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      1. Unbound Roots says:

        I like interesting humans too!😊


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