Mariano’s Crossing, David M. Jessup’s first novel, won first place for mainstream, character-driven fiction in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Contest and was selected as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Contest and the Santa Fe Writers Project. He is working on a second book involving Mariano Medina’s earlier life.
In April, 2013, the book was selected as one of three finalists for the Colorado Book Award in Literary Fiction.
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About David J
David co-owns Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, where he introduces low-stress, grass-fed cattle raising methods to guests, and guests to the ways of both the old and the new West. A history buff, he is passionate about preserving open space, battling invasive weeds, catching wild river trout on a fly, singing cowboy songs, and telling stories about the American West—some of them true.
Before returning to his sixty-six-year-old family ranch in 2000, David Jessup served with the Peace Corps in Peru, worked for human rights in Latin America with the AFL-CIO International Program in Washington, D.C., and collaborated with his wife, Linda, in raising four children and exploring fresh worlds with three grandchildren.
Jessup’s blog, Beef, Books and Boots, contains stories of ranch life, articles on sustainable grass-fed beef, and information about his and Linda’s favorite books on the American West.
The ranch website is www.sylvandale.com.