LONE PINE: A Story of Love Undying... There are those who truly know what love is all about, and there are those who do not. This is a tragic yet incredibly heartwarming story about those who do. Narrated by Stands With The Bear of the Shoshone Nation, you are about to embark on a journey into the lives of four very intimate friends, who make their abode in Lone Pine, California; home of Mt. Whitney, highest mountain in the contiguous United States, located in the bold, majestic range of the High and mighty Sierra-Nevada. This story takes you from the very beginning of their rewarding journey together, to probing into the incredible depth of their individual lives, and highlighting their most profound adventures into reality as a group. It is a story of how they eventually become one in spirit, and soar as individuals into a unique realm of understanding and bond of love that few humans ever experience, yet would surely grab onto the opportunity to do so. Accordingly, this knowledgeable perception of love is truly obtainable. From award-winning author and explorer, Mark Stephen Taylor, this story of ordinary, careworn human beings, graciously transformed by the wonders of their environment, explores the diverse tragedies and rewards that come with self-discovery in the world in which we are all a part of. Taylor’s writing style and insight are once again evident in this astonishingly down to earth tale of faith, hope and love undying. Come and hike along with his undisguised characters and see for yourself. 236 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.