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Happy Trails: The Top 10 Rail-Trails and the latest, coolest bikes for the ride
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Irene Rawlings grew up in Detroit, went to school in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and moved to Colorado in the 1970s. She is the host of an award-winning radio program, "Focus," aired on the Clear Channel stations. She has been editor-in-chief of Mountain Living and Log & Timber Style magazines as well as group editorial director of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. She is currently the editor of Call of the Wild, the magazine of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming.
She writes about food, craft beer, contemporary art, travel discoveries, and the environment for Art & Antiques, Sunset, Style 1900, Town & Country, Robb Report, ForbesLife, Private Clubs, The New York Times, Country Living, Hemispheres, O, The Oprah Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and Visa's Black Card Mag.
Irene has also been art reviewer at the Denver Post, curator of the Anschutz Collection of Western Art and editor in chief of the now-shuttered (alas!) Country Home magazine.
She, along with her colleague Andrea Van Steenhouse, wrote a book on clotheslines (The Clothesline) published by Gibbs Smith in April 2002. Portable Houses, co-authored with Mary Abel, was published by Gibbs Smith in the spring of 2004. Sisters on the Fly was published by Andrews McMeel in the spring of 2010 and is in its third printing.
A launch party and old-fashioned "happening" for her upcoming book Cast-Iron Cooking with Sisters on the Fly, also published by Andrews McMeel and featuring the Dutch Oven Divas of the Desert will be at Tattered Cover Bookstore (LoDo) in Denver on April 29th at 7:30pm. Several darling vintage trailers will be parked in front of the bookstore and will be open for trailer tours before the signing.
Signing parties are planned for Changing Hands Bookstore (Tempe, AZ), Collected Works (Santa Fe, NM), Book People Bookstore (Austin, TX), and Rainy Day Books (Fairway, KS). And a huge book signing, luncheon and trailer tour is planned for September or October 2013 at The Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, TX. More than 200 Sisters on the Fly and their colorful vintage trailers will attend. Fun!! Stay tuned for dates and times.
In her spare time, Irene enjoys fly fishing, looking for a vintage trailer to buy and fix up, collecting antique quilts, canning peaches and traveling by train--not necessarily in that order. She lives in Denver with her photographer husband, two rescue dogs and a ginger tomcat.