amazon buy
B&N buy
IndieBound buy



What's New:

A new book released Fall 2018

Sandia: Seasons of a Mountain
Essay by Ruth Rudner
Photographs by David Muench

Sandia: Seasons of a Mountain

This portrait of Sandia, the mountain backdrop that dwarfs Albuquerque's sprawl, offers a sense of place through the eyes of a photographer and the words of a writer. Fascinated by Sandia, by the light of its dawn and sunsets, by its seasons, by the power of its altitude, photographer David Muench shows us a brilliant autumn, the sparkle of snow, an April explosion of cactus blooms, a summer summit garden of wildflowers, the marvel of the mountain's rock forms.

Learn more

Book Event Schedule

Buy online: Amazon

Blog Post:

Moving, Mongolia, Montana
We sold our New Mexico house, moved permanently to Montana, and traveled to Mongolia all at the same time.


Featured Published Article:

The Big Sky
Outdoor Photographer
Legendary landscape master David Muench traded a 4x5 for compact digital cameras for his most recent expeditions in Montana and his exploration of Big Sky Country.

Click here for more articles

Connect with or follow Ruth...
Ruth Rudner on Twitter

David Muench's National ParksDavid Muench's National Park

Essay by Ruth Rudner

Ruth Rudner's moving essays coupled with Muench's visual celebration of these great lands brings to life the landscapes and features of parks.

Buy Now:
Amazon | B&N | Booksamillion | IndieBound | Kindle | NookBook


Watch Ruth Rudner discuss the book
David Muench's National Parks
on Good Day New Mexico, Albuquerque's KOB (Channel4)


2012 IRMA award for "The Cranes of Corrales,"
which appeared in the Jan. 2011 issue

2011 IRMA awards for her article
"Writing on the Walls", published in the April 2010

Online Feature:
Ruth Rudner and her book Forgotten Pleasures
 featured on East Coast/West Coast/North Coast Blog.

Ask Now the BeastsAsk Now the Beasts
Our Kinship with Animals Wild and Domestic

"Rudner has some astonishing tales to tell." --Kirkus Reviews

"Pure grace in motion is how I see this fine book." --Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, author of Jack and Other New Poems

Ask Now the Beasts is a beautiful meditation on how we relate to animals: sometimes loving, sometimes misguided, often exploitive, often with genuine concern. Capturing the powerful ways that animals interact with us spiritually, activate our imaginations, and tie us to our own ancient beginnings, Ruth Rudner finds meaning and appreciation for the way in which each animal exists fully in its own world -- and how that world relates to ours. Entering variously into love, hope, possibility, heartache, and wonder, Rudner's stories ponder the richness of relationship, whatever form it takes.  
Read more

Listen to Ruth discuss her book Ask Now the Beasts on KUNM Albuquerque Public Radio:

More audio interviews

Read posts by
Ruth Rudner

Join Mailing List


*privacy protected

Ask Now the Beasts


A Chorus of Buffalo