The Mountain of Seven Gables is a journey of survival and redemption set against the backdrop of Northern California and the John Muir Trail from Yosemite to the summit of Mt. Whitney.
Earl Rogers comes from a family of writers. His father, Bogart Rogers, an RAF pilot during the Great War, was a Hollywood screen writer and wrote for national magazines, and his aunt, Adela Rogers St Johns, was a well known writer of short stories for the Hearst newspapers. Mr. Rogers has lived in Beverly Hills, San Diego, and Sacramento, California, USA and has hiked and backpacked extensively in the mountains of California. He has published three books, A Yankee Ace in the RAF, a collaborative work published by the University Press of Kansas, Flying the Rim, a memoir about aerial prospecting for uranium, and The Mountain of Seven Gables, his first novel, set against a background of Northern California and the John Muir Trail from Yosemite to the summit of Mt Whitney. A licensed pilot, he says that flying is a lot like hiking in the mountains. If you get high enough the views are great. He has written numerous articles for aviation, travel, and outdoor publications and local newspapers.