I have taught the ways of the wilderness for well over thirty years and have authored a novel which dives deep into the shadows that follow you as you traverse wilderness trails. It is my hope to reach as many people as possible to tell everyone that the wilderness is not a place to be wary of. It is the only place where a person can dig deep into their soul and find that which is hidden to them by modern day society.
~ R.G. Wright - Hawks Shadow



"A Long Paddle Home" is a novel about a man who is thrust into a world which is beyond his immediate comprehension. Through a series of seemingly random encounters, the protagonist is forced to face a reality which simply can't exist. Truths about his family are unearthed and he is faced with a decision which will alter his very existence. 

This novel is about transformation. 

The characters within the novel represent the real life characters we all have interacted with during our everyday lives. I have purposely left out facial and body details of the characters to allow the reader to visualize the characters in their own unique way. 

I have always loved dogs and as such I had to have a dog run through this novel. His name is Rusty, a two year old Black Lab. He is a grounding influence to the protagonist and to the reader. His role in this book is so important that I almost titled the book using his name. 

"A Long Paddle Home" opens a door to a world which is full of mystery and suspense. It carefully walks the thin line between the physical world and that of the spirit world. 
The only way for the protagonist to survive the challenges facing him, is to embrace the people around him and to trust his biggest critic; himself. 

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(Wednesday June 19, 2019)

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"Buckslide Resident Takes A Long Paddle Home"


"The book is really....it's kind of a deep dive into the human psyhe," says Wright, who works as an outdoor educator, speaker and guide."

~ It was a privilege to speak with Chad about my book.


While I was researching the "stage" for my book "A Long Paddle Home," I would spend hours walking around on the sites where the characters would live.

Even though the book is a work of fiction, the places within the book are real. I had to ensure that I was intimate with the area. I had to capture it's essence in words which would transport the reader into the wilderness. I had to make it real. 

The site I am perched on in the photo, is site 17A on Sherborne Lake in Algonquin Highlands, Ontario. Canada.  This site is where we meet Rusty the Lab, and his human buddies. It is also where we meet a great mystery. 

As darkness enfolds your campsite and you sit facing your fire, have you ever felt that something is watching you?  

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