ALA Booklist features local author Hatcher


VALLEY — Nationally acclaimed ALA Booklist has reviewed the work of local author, Bill Hatcher, who is a member of the Conejos Writers Circle.

His work “Principles of Flight: Flying Bush Planes Through a Word of War, Sexism, and Meat,” just published in 2017, is a provocative memoir filled with spectacular scenes of flights over the African savanna and Alaskan glaciers. Set before, during, and after 9/11 and the wars that followed, “Principles of Flight “is a psychosocial inquiry into the hyper-masculinism that has resulted in the violence, sexism, animal cruelty, and environmental degradation that plague our world. It also illuminates the emergence of a new order of consciousness.

Hatcher is also the author of “The Marble Room: How I Lost God and Found Myself in Africa,” published in 2012. Hatcher grew up in an evangelical household in the Bible Belt. But when he became a geography teacher at an all-girls’ boarding school in Tanzania, his worldview began to collapse. Filled with breathtaking accounts of death-defying mountain climbs and the lush beauty of the African landscape, this memoir is both a tale of adventure and self-discovery—and proof that even the most naïve and insular American can achieve a spiritual awakening.

In addition to writing, Bill teaches geography and anthropology in southern Colorado, where he lives with his wife, Kim, and their cat, Mitts.

For more information, visit the Web at Bill Hatcher Books, Lantern Books, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

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