Inspiration brought me to the first story I wrote in Arkansas. I sold it to the local newspaper, The Baxter Bulletin. It was about a reknown Arkansas nature photographer, Tim Ernst. Ernst is a man for whom I've come to admire not only for his work, but his natural ability to teach about the natural world in which he lives and thrives. I was pleasantly surprised when the story was chosen as the cover for the paper's quarterly publication, The Good Life . This is how it looked.