UPDATE: Yellowstone Has Teeth was dedicated to Jerry and Cindy Mernin, and Marjane later was involved with getting Jerry Mernin's memoir published.
Yellowstone Ranger, stories from a life spent with bears, backcountry, horses, and mules, from Yosemite to Yellowstone was published in 2016 by Riverbend Publishing. It can be ordered directly from Riverbend, from your local bookstore, or from Amazon.
Marjane Ambler has been a journalist since 1968. She was an associate editor of High Country News (an environmental newspaper) from 1974-1980.
In 1990 the University Press of Kansas published her first book, Breaking the Iron Bonds: Indian Control of Energy Development.
From 1995 until 2006, she served as the editor of Tribal College Journal (a national quarterly magazine published by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium) and based in Mancos, Colorado. During her tenure there, one of her colleagues dubbed her "Story Catcher."
Marjane and her husband, Terry Wehrman, lived in Yellowstone National Park year-round from 1984 to 1993 where they "caught" the stories of their neighbors and acquaintainces. They could live there because Terry was an NPS heavy equipment operator: He groomed the roads during the winter and served as the Lake District Road Foreman during the summer. For four summers (1990-1993), Marjane served as a seasonal interpretative ranger for the National Park Service. One of her programs told the stories of people who lived in the park during the 1930s-1970s.
After retiring from the park service, Marjane and Terry divided the year between Atlantic City, Wyoming (not far from Yellowstone) and Lake Havasu, Arizona. Terry died in 2020.
Atlantic City, Wyoming
To hear an interview with the author on Wyoming Public Radio, click here.