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Rainbow's Patton publishes first fictional book


Last updated 11/14/2017 at Noon

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RAINBOW – Rainbow resident Marion “Jake” Patton, a.k.a. Buck Immov, has written several books of adventure stories inspired by his childhood in the Colorado Rockies and by the great Old West.

“I have ridden the high country and know its people,” Patton said. “My dad ran the Hayden Ranch, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I’ve put everything I knew about or could find out about into all the adventures I could think of.”

In his book, “Trouble at Saddleback Creek,” the hero is a gunfighter who hates killing, so he decides to buy a ranch, hoping to settle down to a quiet life. Unfortunately for him, his neighbor on the next ranch over starts making trouble for everyone and adventure ensues.

“I show strong but flawed men and women dealing with terrible problems, deadly dangers and funny situations,” Patton said. “The high country people I have shown it to have found it authentic, entertaining and amusing.”

link Patton spent his first 20 years in the small Colorado towns of Buena Vista and Leadville. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Reed College and the University of Oregon and completed research fellowships in Iowa, Wisconsin and Virginia. He spent 25 years as a diver and a marine biologist in California, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.

Subsequently, he taught biology courses at several California colleges. He published 25 science articles during his time in academia.

Patton’s work can be found on his blog at or on Smashwords, the publishing website for indie e-books,


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