GRANITE PEAK PUBLICATIONS: Accompanying travelers to the national park since 2002

Media Kit


Here you will find news releases, author bio, images, details about our books, and more. If you have any questions or would like a review copy, contact us with your qualifications.

News Releases (pdf format)

March 20, 2020: Announcing Yellowstone Treasures sixth edition release date
March 20, 2018: Yellowstone Treasures named finalist in two 2018 book contests
June 29, 2017: Through Early Yellowstone receives Foreword INDIES Honorable Mention

Granite Peak Publications in the News

8/4/2017: Amanda Eggert, Explore Big Sky newspaper, “New Book Recounts Old Stories of Yellowstone,” review of Through Early Yellowstone
7/20/2017: IBPA e-newsletter Independent Publishing Now!, Announcement of the Honorable Mention for Through Early Yellowstone
June/July 2017: The Geyser Gazer Sput, Vol. 33, No. 3, mention in “Geyser Gazer News” of the release of Yellowstone Treasures, Updated Fifth Edition
8/8/2016: Sean Reichard,, “Book Review: Through Early Yellowstone by Janet Chapple”
7/5/2016: PNBA’s NW Book Lovers blog posted this interview in their Conversations section: “Through Early Yellowstone”: Gems about the National Park
4/14/2016: Brett French, Billings Gazette, “Wagon, skis, biking: New book explores historic ways of visiting Yellowstone

Author Bio

Janet Chapple 2011
Janet Chapple is a Montana native whose parents once worked at Old Faithful Inn, the historic lodge in Yellowstone Park. The updated sixth edition of the Yellowstone Treasures guidebook is out May 15, 2020. She is the author of five previous editions of Yellowstone Treasures and the cotranslator from the French of Yellowstone, Land of Wonders, an 1883 travelogue to and through Yellowstone by Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq. In June 2016 we published Through Early Yellowstone, with travel stories she selected and annotated. Foreword Reviews has described her as “Yellowstone Institute student, professional cellist, and geyser geek.” She lives in Oakland, California.

Download Janet’s editor bio in pdf format or learn more on the About Us page. Janet also answers many questions about her research for Through Early Yellowstone, choice of the cover picture, and benefits to the reader in her Q and A about the anthology.

The author is available to give slide shows of often-missed wonderful Yellowstone features to groups in northern and central California communities. Learn more on the Author Events page.

Guidebook Details

Yellowstone Treasures cover 6th edition 2020

ISBN: 9781733103206

Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler’s Companion to the National Park

Sixth Edition Publication Date: May 15, 2020
Price: $24.95 (Can. $24.95)
Travel/Nature paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 400 pages
230+ color and b/w photos and illustrations
38 maps
Campgrounds and facilities charts
Suggested reading list
Thorough 21-page index
More . . .

Published by Granite Peak Publications and available in online and major bookstores, as well as in shops around Yellowstone.

Distributed to the trade by Independent Publishers Group,
814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610 | (800) 888-4741. Also available via Ingram.

Anthology Details

ISBN: 9780985818265

Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis

Publication Date: June 1, 2016, to coincide with the
National Park Service centennial

Foreword by Lee Whittlesey; watercolors by Thomas H. Thomas
Price: $29.95 (Can. $35.95)
Travel/History/Art paperback, 7.5 x 9.25 inches, 304 pages
69 black & white photos & engravings
26 watercolor paintings
5 detailed maps
Bibliography and Index
Reviews (pdf)
Table of Contents (pdf)
More . . .

Distributed to the trade by Independent Publishers Group,
814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610 | (800) 888-4741. Also available via Ingram.

Additional photos

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Through Early Yellowstone (Click here for 300 dpi CMYK jpeg image for print purposes)

Back cover

Through Early Yellowstone back cover

Yellowstone Treasures fifth edition 2017 cover

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Yellowstone Treasures back cover 2017

Yellowstone Treasures, Updated Fifth Edition (June 2017)

Janet Chapple Castle Geyser

Janet Chapple at Castle Geyser, 2011

Janet Chapple 2006

Janet Chapple at Midway Geyser Basin, 2006

IBPA Awards 2010

Janet Chapple and Bruno Giletti, IBPA award ceremony, 2010

Janet Chapple, 1996

Janet Chapple, Yellowstone, 1996