Staying alive on the 2020 rollercoaster ride has meant taking shelter—and finding connections where we can. This year’s traditional year-end list of resources for writers and readers features a few favorite literary and environmental lifelines from the past twelve months.

What has kept you reading, writing, staying alive? Please comment to let me know how you’re doing in body and spirit. 

Looking forward to seeing you in 2021!

Find my 2020 Nautilus Book Award Winner and 2019 Oregon Book Award and Foreword INDIE Finalist The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West (Torrey House Press, 2019), at your local bookseller, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.


  1. Winter Solstice. Renewal begins. The promise of new life, new growing, new work that feeds the soul. Long and truly my favorite day of many. Best wishes of the season to all.

    • Kenny, today’s the day! Nice to hear from you. Best wishes of the fertile solstice season to you and Annie and all your family. With a big river hug. See you in 2021!

  2. Becca! I tried to write when I first read your post yesterday but couldn’t figure out how. Just me being…me. Thank you for the shout out for Desert Chrome, and for your great list of reading material (go Rose!) and oases in which to focus on craft and self. I wish for a better year for us all, including YOU. Happy Solstice!

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