David M Jessup

~ Writing the Range ~

Author, Public Speaker, Conservationist

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A historical novel of early Colorado

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The story of a man’s quest for courage, respect and love in an unforgiving land

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A powerful journey through the nineteenth-century west


Hello, and welcome to my website. Here you will find information about my award-winning historical novels set in the American West, eco-regenerative ranching experiments at Sylvan Dale Ranch in Colorado, and new models of funding for cutting edge conservation practices.  Check out my Beef, Books and Boots blog where I muse on the topics of writing, grass fed beef, conserving the beautiful front range of the Rocky Mountains, and the future of ranching.  Looking for a lively presentation for your book club, service organization school or event? Check out my list of speaking topics here.