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Introducing Mountain Mouth Press June 27, 2018

Mountain Mouth Press is a new publishing imprint. We will be publishing fiction and non-fiction books by local and new authors and voices.

Our premiere publication will be the true-to-life memoir “A Journey With JJ” by Stephen Doorlag. This true story will shock, move and surprise you; and may even change your entire world view.



“…No one person has inspired me or made such an impression on me as JJ. We first met in the summer of 1975. We travelled together, as best as I can calculate, around 30-40 days. Over many years I have tried to document his teaching, his visions, and my recollections resulting in this book. I can not leave the earth without fulfilling my promise to JJ.” – S. Doorlag, “A Journey With JJ”

“A Journey With JJ” by Stephen Doorlag, brought to you by Mountain Mouth Press will be available soon!






Dog Gone 2014 December 13, 2014

Dear Neighbors,

It’s dark, raining. The dogs are restless, their nails clicking on the floor. In thirteen days it will be Christmas.

One year ago I rescued a little dog from the hoarder nearby. She was nine pounds of terrier-mix, with stinky, dust colored wire hair.


I met a new friend trying to rescue the little dog – and in the course of doing so, my life took a big turn.

We live in an isolated, beautiful mountain community. The economics here suck especially since the lake disappeared. But it’s rural and in the country, people have dogs; often, too many dogs. Every day we would hear about dogs needing homes.

So that sums up my extracurricular activities for the year.

Wendy Geis has transported for spay/neuter, or fostered, or rescued, or re-homed, hundreds of dogs in our little valley. Here on the home front, I  “mother” six dogs, and Dave next door has one new one… failed fosters, some call them; they’re the ones no one else wanted.


We hope to bring more of these to the Kern River Valley. Stay Tuned.