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Background & History

Author: Mary Woodbury (pen, Clara Hume) has written the Wild Mountain Series: Back to the Garden, The Stolen Child, The Adventures of Finn Wilder’s (now Outdoor Tales for Kids) children’s series, and Bird Song: A Novella. Mary contributed to the book Tales from the River and edited the anthology Winds of Change: Short Stories About the Climate (2nd ed., 2022). She is a graduate of Purdue University, with degrees in English and anthropology, and lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and cat. They maintain a two-acre property with beehives, over 40 newly planted trees, and much more. You can read more about her at her blog.

Memberships and Guest Authorship: Mary Woodbury is a localization specialist by day and fiction writer by night. She has been a member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and is an ongoing member of Nova Scotia Extinction Rebellion, Climate Fiction Writers League (under pen name Clara Hume), International League of Nature Writers, Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, and Nova Scotia’s Ecology Action Centre. She’s also an editorial advisor at Climate Lit, core writer at Artists and Climate Change, and has written for Impakter, Chicago Review of Books, SFFWorld.com, Fjords Review, Ecology Action Centre, and ClimateCultures.net. Her article “A History of Eco-fiction” was translated at Chinese Science Writers Association. Her three-part series on ecological weird fiction, originally published at SFFWorld.com, was translated at Zest Letteratura Sostenibile (part I, part 2, part 3).

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