Great Independent Direct-to-Artist Christmas Gifts!

•December 12, 2009 • 2 Comments

Having trouble figuring out a good authentic Montana Gift….

Here is a couple of my favorites:

1. Glacier Park Magazine – Incredible photos and writing from Chris, no ads, profits direct to the artist, authentic unfiltered Glacier Park!

2. Mission Mountain Wood Band – Private Stash
Probably the most famous band in Montana, these guys jammed with some of the biggest acts in the day, playing NYC across the country, great PBS documentary out. You can get a 5-disk set and pick your vintage 1970, 1978, New York, Cali, on tour, Polson on the waterfront!

Great Write-up by Michael Jamison of the Missoulian, Check it out!

•November 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Mark interviewed for the Missoulian.

Fact and Fiction in Missoula to stock Fate is a Mountain soon.

Independent Booksellers Note

•October 31, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Booksellers Sun Point Press books are available through your normal Ingram account at a good discount. Same as the online guys pay, so order away for Christmas Season.

Glacier Magazine to Feature Blister Rust Days

•October 31, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Chris Petersen’s Glacier Magazine is doing a special on the saga of blister rust and white bark pine in Glacier National Park. The write-up will likely feature materials from the Blister Rust Days chapter of Fate is a Mountain! Thanks Chris! Great story idea.

Sun Point Press feature coming in the Missoulian

•October 31, 2009 • Leave a Comment

a little birdy told me that Fate is a Mountain may be featured in the next couple weeks in the Missoulian. watch They have done a great job with their recent web upgrade.

Mark Interviewed on Montana NPR

•August 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

On the Montana Evening Edition, July 31, 2009, an interview with Mark about Fate Is A Mountain is featured.

you have to fast forward through the first part, but this is the link to Mark’s interview

Glacier Association to Carry Fate in CFalls

•August 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

it looks like Fate will soon be available in Columbia Falls at the Glacier Association books store on the main route through town. Stop in and get your copy!

Fate Is A Mountain Now at Books West in Kalispell

•August 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

We are exited to announce that Books West of Kalispell is carrying Fate Is A Mountain thanks to all the local interest and positive feedback we’ve received. Thanks Books West!

Summer Book Signings a Success!

•August 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Mark spent a wonderful day at the Montana House in Apgar talking to good Glacier Folks and signing a bunch a books. Thanks to all that stopped by and thanks to Montana House and the Glacier Fund

Montana House, Apgar West Glacier July 20, 2009 Fate is a Mountain – Book Signing

•July 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Subject: Press Release – Glacier Book Signing at Montana House

For release the week of July 20, 2009

Fate is a Mountain – Book Signing

(Columbia Falls, Mont.) – The Glacier National Park Fund is pleased to partner with the Montana House in Apgar Village, Glacier National Park, to co-host Mark W. Parratt on Saturday, August 1, 2009. Parratt’s new book, Fate is a Mountain, will be available for sale at Montana House and Mark will be signing his book from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. that day. Come join us for the official release of this newest book about Glacier National Park. There will also be a reception for Mark from 5 – 6 p.m. Please call 888-5393 for more information.
Fate is a Mountain is a book of true stories of one family’s rare experiences living, working and exploring in Glacier National Park during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The Parratts occupied the Sun Camp Ranger Station on Saint Mary Lake in Glacier before the station was removed. Their time spent in the Crown of the Continent will touch the hearts of all of those who love Glacier. Fate is a Mountain contains 23 stories and over 40 historical photographs – including many of the photos from Mark’s own personal experiences in Glacier.
The Montana House Regional Craft Shop was established in 1960 by Hans and Toni Jungster at Apgar Village just inside Glacier National Park’s west entrance. Their daughter, Monica, continues to carry on their mission to celebrate and promote the creativity of Montana artists and craftsmen along with the rebirth of Native American artistry. Montana House has also been a long-time supporter of Glacier National Park. For further information call 406-888-5393 or go to
The Glacier National Park Fund is the non-profit fund raising partner for Glacier National Park. Their mission is to preserve and protect the beauty and heritage of the Park for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For further information call 406-892-3250 or go to


For release the week of July 20, 2009

Please call if you have any questions.

Merry Lynn

Merry Lynn Southers
Annual Fund and Outreach Coordinator
Glacier National Park Fund
P O Box 2749
402 9th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

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