Mary McIntyre will be writing a series of posts about the recent writing retreat she attended in Arizona … here’s the first. I can’t wait for the next one!

Rattlers and Scorpions Hibernate Rattlers and scorpions hibernate in winter in Arizona. So says a naturalist at Tanque Verde Dude Ranch standing amidst live rattlesnakes, gopher snakes, giant tarantulas, bark scorpions and black widow spiders in glass display cases. I’d just returned from a short desert hike with a group of intrepid writers heading to a shady stand of cottonw … Read More

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