Looking for a place to lose yourself?

Roc Menello decided to take a late day hike in Bearpen and guess what happened? Take a look at the first chapter to find out. It’s free just click on the Book Cover at the top left of the page by going to:

https://www.facebook.com/BearpenSaga

Meanwhile this will illustrate the dynamics of that environment.

http://www.trails.com/topomap.aspx?trailid=XFP004-012

Characters: Some Real, Some Imagined

As I write page after page and introduce characters to my story I typically personalize them loosely on people I know or knew.

One of the primary characters introduced in Ordeal On Bearpen Mountain is Game Warden Corey Manion who is one of the few who is based on nobody in particular. He has some of my characteristics while another character, Clay Stanton shares more of my personality.

Some characters develop as the story evolves and I find myself becoming endeared to them. Two salt of the earth characters who have become my favorites are Lester and Marcy Cambridge who are the elderly town historians.

Their home is often used as a impromptu field police headquarters where the rumpled overweight chairbound Lester becomes involved in assisting the lawmen on the topography of the mountainous region. His ever present wife Marcy is the overworked hostess who has a habit of singing while torturing a song simultaneously.

Lester is a retired land surveyor who has an abundant knowledge of Delaware and Greene Counties so his expertise is often requested when specific information is necessary in solving a crime.

More character discussion to follow.

Some Historical Information

The back drop of Book One is of course Bearpen Mountain.

Let’s not confuse this location with the more famous Bear Mountain State Park which is located further south and rises from the west bank of the Hudson River.

Bearpen Mountain straddles Delaware and Greene Counties and has a very interesting story attached to it which deserves to be read and enjoyed. In fact you’re going to discover a well known ‘activist’ who enjoyed bringing attention to the American Auto Industry was also involved in the local history.

http://skikabbalah.com/lostNY/bearpen/BEARPEN%20STORY.htm

The Bearpen region has returned to its pristine and former environment for the most part and offers itself for a perfect location for my books.

Coming Soon: “Something Dangerous at Bearpen Mountain”

For now I want you to get to know the location and of course some of the history. Enjoy!

What’s my reason?

Or maybe I should title this blog….why are we here instead.

For starters this is my attempt to introduce myself to the world or more specifically, to some smaller population.
Why?
Well, I’m a writer, a wannabe author who few people know and the bottom line is I want to sell my books!

I have only one published and close to completing the second book and as many self published authors, I’m seeking an audience. My storyline is comparable to CJ Box from what I’ve been told, although I’ve never read his books unless a quick peek is considered “reading.”

So here I am all new to blogging looking to share my thoughts along with the evolution every new journey demands with the ultimate goal of being recognized.

Looking forward to the journey even if the final destination is less than spectacular😆

Some interesting statistics!

  • Bearpen Mountain is a mountain located in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The mountain’s highest peak is in Greene County, but its northwest subpeak at 42°16.42′N 74°29.05′W / 42.27367°N 74.48417°W is the highest point in Delaware County. Bearpen Mountain is flanked to the north by Roundtop, and to the southeast by Vly Mountain.
    Bearpen Mountain is a mountain located in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The mountain’s highest peak is in Greene County, but its northwest subpeak at 42°16.42′N 74°29.05′W / 42.27367°N 74.48417°W is the highest point in Delaware County. Bearpen Mountain is flanked to the north by Roundtop, and to the southeast by Vly M…

  • en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA license

Ordeal on Bearpen Mountain

What would you do?

The mountainous desolation along with the dismal foreboding wet dank weather didn’t encourage Roc Menello who made the rookie mistake of hiking in unknown territory. To compound the stupid mistake, Roc decided to take a short hike late in the day and he was lost without much daylight left but not a shortage of rain and slippery mud. Devil’s Claw grabbed his wet clothing and held him from moving through the heavy brush without having to fight it to break free of it.

He needed to make a decision to setup an impromptu camp or try to find his way out. The howling coyotes appeared to be following him so he decided to find shelter instead of trying to find his way out of the deep forested mountain. There was some comfort in Roc’s day hiking pack since it had a few needed items which will diminish his discomfort a bit.

The mountain was a confusing maze with what Roc called dog legs that compounded the confusion of this place which delayed his quest to find natural shelter.

MORE TO FOLLOW

Book One of Bearpen Saga is available on Amazon.com ” Ordeal on Bearpen Mountain”

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