UA Rich Mountain hosted an author talk and book signing on Monday, November 20 in the Ouachita Center. Featured author, Tims Edwards, retired public school administrator, has written three books celebrating nature and all that it has to offer. Known locally as the “Gray Fox,” Tims is an avid hunter and fisherman who shares his adventures and love for the outdoors in his books. His books are entertaining and philosophical. As Tims states, “When things appeared tough, somehow in a deer stand, duck blind, or a boat, I seemed to find a way to solve whatever problem I might be facing.” With the outdoors themed event, Cossatot State Park representative, Victoria Carson provided a display of native Arkansas animal pelts and bones for a visual and tactile experience.
In addition to the three books, his articles and poetry have been featured in numerous magazines, and Tims has received recognition for his years of dedication to the preservation and ethical use of public lands. Opening the event with the reading of his favorite hunting story, followed by a touching poem about hunting and memories of his father, Tims answered questions from the audience regarding his inspiration and writing process.
For further information about his books, look for the following titles: In the Woods and on the Water with the Gray Fox, Over the Mountain and through the Creek with the Gray Fox, and Into the Woods to Finish the Game with the Gray Fox.