Current Projects

The Tale of Jacob Swift
Publication Date: September, 2014

A photo fiction book in the same style as Golden Sower finalist “Have You Seen Mary?”, “The Tale of Jacob Swift” tells the story of two swift fox brothers trying to survive on the shortgrass prairies of North America. Photographed by the award-winning Rob Palmer, “The Tale of Jacob Swift” is an endearing story about the struggles, and triumphs, one family goes through to raise their son in a harsh, but beautiful, landscape.



The Shortest Grant Writing Book You Will Ever Need
Publication Date: June, 2014

Co-authored with Dr. Barbara Schneider, this 85-page grant writing book defines the essentials of the grant-writing process, from the parts of a grant to how to write and sell your grant. It is the book for anyone with an inkling of interest in either grant funding or the writing process in general, with tips and tactics to help the layman to the seasoned grant writing veteran.


Have You Seen Mary? softcover edition
Publication Date: March, 2014

“…and the sky blackened with dark, gray bodies. In the blurry confusion, John lost Mary.” So begins Have You Seen Mary?, a fictional account of one sandhill crane’s faithful search during spring migration for his lost mate. Set on Nebraska’s Platte River, nature writer Jeff Kurrus weaves a tender story of love while also teaching us about these majestic birds. Also supported by amazing images by internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer Michael Forsberg, Have You Seen Mary? will appeal to all ages in its attempt to entertain and educate readers about sandhill cranes.