April, 15 2023


  • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Hawn Holt Family Auditorium
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 430 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

Bestselling author Dean King joins us with his new book: Guardians of the Valley: John Muir and the Friendship that Saved Yosemite, the dramatic and uplifting story of legendary outdoorsman and conservationist John Muir and the launch of the environmental movement.

About the Author

Dean King - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Jessica King

Dean King

Dean King is an award-winning author of 10 nonfiction books. His writing has appeared in GrantaGarden & GunNational Geographic AdventureOutsideTravel & LeisureNew York Magazine, and The New York Times. He is the chief storyteller in two History Channel documentaries and is a producer of its nonfiction series Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning. A world traveler and an internationally known speaker, King has also appeared on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation, ABC World News Tonight, PBS American Experience, BBC Radio, and TEDx. He is a partner of Gum Street Productions, which is currently developing a feature documentary for Netflix. His latest book, Guardians of the Valley, explores the life of legendary environmentalist John Muir and the eventual creation of Yosemite National Park.


Dean King - The San Antonio Book Festival

Logan Ward

Logan Ward has written articles for The Atlantic, Outside, Popular Mechanics and many other magazines. He is a longtime Garden & Gun contributing editor. His memoir, See You in a Hundred Years, chronicles his family’s immersion into 1900-era farm life in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He lives with his family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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