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Why ospreys?

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Why ospreys?

As my story developed, I watched my characters discover their own concerns reflected in the lives and habits of the ospreys; my fictional people, I found, were taking comfort, gaining perspective and learning lessons about their own lives through watching and trying to protect these incredible birds.

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Eagle- and osprey-peeping: not just for the nosy

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Eagle- and osprey-peeping: not just for the nosy

A small, fuzzy and slow-moving bald eagle chick hatched from an egg early this morning in a high-up nest somewhere in Pennsylvania.

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The Green Earth Book Award

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 | 0 comments

The Green Earth Book Award

So, this happened.

Really.

WASHASHORE was named the winner of the 2014 Green Earth Book Award for Young Adult Fiction.

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Celebrate Rachel Carson’s birthday with me and Clem

Posted on May 27, 2014 | 1 comment

Celebrate Rachel Carson’s birthday with me and Clem

As a birthday present for Miss Carson, and for you, I’m posting a short excerpt from Washashore, a section in which Clem begins to see the connection between her own growing knowledge of nature and her attraction to Rachel Carson’s writing, in all its glorious specificity.

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Birds at school

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Birds at school

It turns out that owls are very good at eye contact. And when the stare is coming from beneath the angled brows of an enormous great horned owl like Hiboux (right), who appears quite powerful despite a paralyzed wing resulting from a bout with West Nile virus, it’s a tad bit intimidating.

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