I recently signed a contract with the independent, non-profit publishing house, Torrey House Press, to write a book about the Animas River watershed, to be published in spring of 2018.
It will be a sort of history of the watershed and its communities, viewed through the lens of water pollution, springboarding off of my coverage of the Gold King mine disaster for High Country News. The book will be part science writing, part investigative journalism, part historical non-fiction and part memoir. And it will be an ode to a part of the world that I call "home," and a chronicle of the evolving relationship between the people who live here and the river that is so critical to those people.
The tentative title is "Sacrificial Waters," though I also like the idea of "River of Lost Souls."