A mystery, an adventure, a love story,
a coming-of-age tale, and a celebration of nature
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The Case
of the Missing
Game Warden

 

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Release Date: June 8, 2021

 

Veteran Northern California game warden Norman Bettis and his wife, Martha, lived an idyllic life in the small Sacramento Valley farm town of Gridley. On the morning of December 13, 1956, Norman kissed Martha on the forehead and drove off to work. He had no way of knowing he was destined to stumble into a rat’s nest of commercial duck poachers and disappear–patrol car and all.

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THE GAME

WARDEN’S SON

 

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Retired game warden Steven T. Callan’s love of nature and passion for protecting wildlife took root long before he experienced the adventures described in his memoir, Badges, Bears, and Eagles. In The Game Warden’s Son, he recounts more of his own investigations, along with those of his game warden father and their colleagues. Intertwined with a half century of adventures and investigations is a story of the lifelong relationship between a boy and his father.

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“Best Outdoor Book of 2016”
—Outdoor Writers Association of California
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2013 “Book of the Year” finalist
—ForeWord Reviews
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BADGES, BEARS,

AND EAGLES

 

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During his career as a wildlife protection officer, Steve Callan conducted some of the most fascinating, complex, and highly successful wildlife investigations in California history. He also collected a wealth of true stories—action-packed, suspenseful, and often humorous.

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  • Author Steven T. Callan and friends at the author's recent book signing at Redding's Fly Shop

    11 Jun Book Signing at Redding’s Fly Shop: A Photo Essay

    My recent book signing at The Fly Shop in Redding turned out to be everything Kathy and I had hoped for, and a whole lot more. Mike Michalak’s friendly and highly professional staff couldn’t have been more gracious and welcoming. It’s easy to understand why......

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  • Award-winning author Steven T. Callan and his wife, Kathy, outside UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library

    21 May “Best First Novel” Award Finalist

      Hi, Everyone, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of my writing over the years and to tell you some exciting news! My first novel, The Case of the Missing Game Warden, has been selected as a “Best First......

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  • As visitors fill the Orland Carnegie Community Center to hear author Steven T. Callan, extra chairs are needed.

    07 Nov A Warm Welcome from My Hometown

    A standing-room-only crowd showed up at the Orland Carnegie Community Center this week to hear me talk about my latest book, The Case of the Missing Game Warden. Thanks so much to Friends of the Orland Free Library for inviting me, and thank you from......

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