Author of the Jack Chastain / National Park Mysteries
J.M. Mitchell's mystery novels capture the political intrigue involved in protecting cherished places.
It's not the bears you should fear.
Photo credits (clockwise from top):
Moby Dicken's Book Store, Taos; Cassy Mitchell; Margaret Wild; Karen Merritt.
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J.M. Mitchell grew up in Texas, now lives in Colorado, and spent the years in between on some of America’s most cherished landscapes—Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. He had a long career with the National Park Service, retiring as Chief of the agency’s Biological Resource Management Division, where he worked on the technical and sometimes politically charged issues facing the National Parks. In addition to his novels, his writing has appeared in scientific and conservation journals, travel magazines, and newspapers. He serves on boards of scientific, philanthropic, and writer’s organizations and remains engaged with the NPS, developing training for natural resource managers. He and his wife split their time between Littleton and their ranch on Colorado’s western slope.