Library Friends will host outdoor writer

From Press Reports

Outdoor writer Tony Kinton will speak at Monday’s meeting of Friends of the Library at 11:30 a.m. at the Webster County Library.

Kinton, of Carthage, retired as an instructor of English composition and American literature from East Central Community College. He sold his first outdoor article to Church Recreation magazine in 1976.

Since then he has been actively involved in outdoor writing, and has placed about 2,000 articles in state, regional and national magazines. Kinton is a member of Southeastern Outdoor Press Association. He served as Mississippi editor for Outdoor Life magazine for 12 years.

He is now editor of Mississippi Wildlife Officers’ magazine, hunting editor for Primitive Archer magazine and columnist for Today in Mississippi. Additionally, his work regularly appears in Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Mississippi Sportsman, Quality Whitetails, Union Sportsmen web magazine and Whitetail Journal.

He has written five books: “The Beginning Bowhunter,” “Food for Game,” “Outside and Other Reflections,” “Fishing Mississippi” and “Summer Lightning Distant Thunder.”

His latest, “Summer Lightning Distant Thunder,” is a Christian historical fiction romance, the first in the Wagon Road Trilogy. It traces the exploits of Jackson Bain from Boston to the frontier of Colonial America. Jackson is in search of self and finds along the way a deep relationship with God and a salvation experience through Jesus. He discovers what becoming a man truly means.

Kinton has hunted 16 states, four Canadian provinces and three provinces in the Republic of South Africa.

He has taken whitetails, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, Corsican sheep, axis deer, javelina, wild hogs, black bears, moose, elk, Quebec/Labrador caribou, three species of wild turkeys and nine species of African plains game. Much of his hunting is done with bow and arrow and muzzleloading rifles and shotguns.