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Available now in paperback and for Kindle/Nook on and Barnes and Nobles, and at your local bookstore.

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What people are saying about The Last of the Living Blue

“How does somebody hear a forest unraveling? How can she see a mountain sighing? With the patience of a predator and the melancholy notes of an autumn breeze, The Last of the Living Blue brings to us what is hidden before our eyes, disturbing yet enduringly beautiful. In a world careening recklessly over the speed limit, Gin Getz’s ‘quiet voice singing’ is worth stopping to hear.”

— Daniel Glick, author of Monkey Dancing: A Father, Two Kids, and a Journey to the Ends of    the Earth (Public Affairs)


“Gin Getz writes exquisite prose about life on the mountain and at the headwaters of the Rio Grande. This is a passionate book: by a woman, for all that she loves intensely. And that’s a lot. This is a beautiful book to read.”

— Harold Rhenisch, author of Motherstone: British Columbia’s Volcanic Plateau


“Gin steps out of the pages at us, naked, as she does at 10,000 feet, baring her emotional soul courageously while challenging us to embrace her love of the wilder ness which has her in thrall. This is a glorious, if ofttimes chilly, ride through her grapples with environmental degradation which has murdered millions of her trees – of our trees. Presented inventively as befits the daring style of this unique woman who can wield a shovel all day long, ditch digging, and uncurl her fingers at night to write us her heartfelt feelings. A great read – quite thought provoking even as it shows us a unique way of life, and of looking at it.”

— Ashley Kent Carrithers, author of Attaining Flow, and Jaguar Girl – a Love Story With Mother Earth


About the Book     

The Last of the Living Blue is an intimate, intense personal account of the effects of our changing climate in our big back yard, Colorado’s majestic mountains and the Weminuche Wilderness.  It reads close and comfortable, though the times it takes you through are often anything but.  It’s real and raw, told in a soft yet powerful voice, taking the reader along through one year of drought, fires, floods and the healing of mountain and mind.

This beautifully told story addresses a matter of utmost concern from a unique perspective and in a quiet yet captivating tone. The Last of the Living Blue is an unusual approach to addressing the effects of climate change upon our beautiful world, one tree at a time. Neither a preachy lecture, nor a “everything’s peachy” scenario, you’ll find yourself enchanted with Gin’s prose, poetry and storytelling as she open up her world to us and shares with the reader in stunning words what she sees.



Available now in paperback and for Kindle/Nook on and Barnes & Nobles, and at your local bookstore.

Please click HERE to see recent reviews shared on


What people are saying about The Color of the Wild

“Gin Getz has created a multilayered artwork as timeless as the mighty Rio Grande that flows from the Great Divide.” – P. Hathaway

“This is the most beautiful, honest story of a strong, independent woman, who like so many of us has struggled to find her place. Filled with vibrant imagery, raw emotion and sprinkled liberally with heartfelt poetry expect to be immersed in a landscape that is like no other, that can only be described by someone who has truly lived with eyes wide open.”  – M. Crawford

“I could not put this book down! Gin Getz takes us on an adventure of a life time.” – J. Knox

“An eloquently written tale told by a woman who never stops listening to her heart.” – C. Browne

“Through her remarkable gift of words the author opens her heart and soul taking the reader places few even dare to dream, while inspiring us to look deep inside ourselves, beyond the superficial, to conquer our demons, pursue our dreams and live life fully and without regrets.” – K. Bailey


About the Book     

An original, inspiring work of literary non-fiction; an unconventional memoir of woman and land.  The Color of the Wild is the beautifully told story of one woman’s life, love, family, resolve and determination.  Sharing the intimate connection of person and place, revealing the deep powers of the wilds around and within us all, with stunning stories interspersed and intertwined with powerful poetry, prose, and stunning photographs,  Gin’s captivating tone and passionate view bring to life the drama and trauma of one year on her family’s ranch, scenic and secluded, surrounded by and a part of the wild world around them.



Take a look at the wonderful things readers and reviewers are saying about The Color of the Wild:


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  2. Dearest Gin,
    We are so very proud of you!
    We can just feel it in our bones that this
    will be a Best Seller! Then a great movie!
    Love your writings!
    Can’t wait to read your first book!!!
    Is there a way to order some wholesale
    for the store?
    Again Congratulations my friend!
    With Love,

    • You are so sweet, I thank you so much! (I should thank you for this, too, since Bob’s the one who gave me the space and encouragement to write, and the story to write about.) :) I hope you enjoy and look forward to hearing what you think. I’ll ask Sammie, the publisher, about wholesale books for your store, too. Thanks again, dear woman. Love to you and Mike. xoxoxo

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  6. Hi Gin,

    I wanted to stop by and say hello because one of my blog readers (Carrie – suggested your book in response to a post I just put out. I am on the hunt for some good summer reading, and her praise of your work and photography piqued my interest.

    The book sounds excellent, so I will definitely have to add it to my summer reading list.

    Excellent work, excellent photography, excellent blog… thank you so much for sharing this with us all.

    • Hi Shane. First, I just looked at your blog, and your photography is stunning. The street photography (WOW) takes me back to the city, seeing it through your intimate lens. Wonderful!

      I’m not a very good blogger – in the respect that I go nuts if I spend too much time sitting in front of the little screen, and my writing (books AND letters!) seems to do that to me too much as it is. Then you’ll hear my boys gently urging me outdoors… That said, I so enjoy the opportunity to “meet” people and share work, give and get feedback and be a (small silent) part of the creative community. I think of how lucky I am to have “met” some super people because of this, and that is indeed what makes it worth while. Carrie has become a dear friend this way.

      I look forward to keeping in touch, seeing much more of your work, and hearing your thoughts on The Color of the Wild.

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