kip's desert book club
the mojave by david darlington
april 3, 2017

I have been looking forward to reading The Mojave by David Darlington for quite a while now. His subtitle is "A portrait of the definitive American desert" and as anyone that lives in the Mojave can tell you, that would be a challenging painting of words indeed. 

high desert test kitchen
march ingredient: desert candle
March 20, 2017


Spring is officially here, and this month’s test kitchen features a timely Mojave native from the same family as kale…Desert candle

kip's desert book club
the sawtooth complex by susan lang
march 6, 2017

Upon finding out that Sarah Witt had a place in Pipes Canyon and wanted to host a Desert Book Club meeting, Susan Lang's book The Sawtooth Complex immediately came to mind. When Susan did a reading at the Historical Society, there was not a dry eye in the house. Set in our own local mountains, this is a powerful story of people and the environment written only as a person born and raised in the area could write it. 

HDTS Gem/Mineral expo & painted rock auction
Starts tomorrow at human resources los angeles, february 25-26

We are so excited for the third annual HDTS Gem/Mineral Expo and Painted Rock Auction this weekend at Human Resources! Please stop by to check out the vast array of gems, minerals, and crystals for sale along with 54 artist painted (or conceptualized) rocks.

scout series book release
at the 2017 laabf, february 24-26
#3 eden solas

HDTS is excited to announce the release of our latest labor of love, #3 of our Scout Book Series at the LAABF 2017!

Part of our ongoing Scout Residency, Tender Tinder Tarot Teacher chronicles a year of Eden Solas' daily encounters with the new age, the desert dating scene, economic hardships, and small everyday trials and triumphs through her role of payday loan attendant. Solas’ short stories touch intimately on the breadth of lives in the High Desert region.