Women Working in Nature and the Arts

Spotlight – Charlie J. Stephens

About the Book Charlie J. Stephens‘ A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest came out by Torrey House Press this April. In 1980’s Oregon, Smokey is figuring out how to survive childhood with a young mom who is increasingly desperate in her search for love. As their mother’s boyfriends come and go, […]

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Spotlight – Donna M Cameron

About the Book The Rewilding (Transit Lounge, 2024) is an exhilarating and unforgettable love song for our world. Heartbroken and in fear for his life, corporate whistle blower, Jagger Eckerman, escapes to hide out in a remote cave, but kick-arse radical, Nia Moretti, is furious a ‘capitalist suit’ has taken […]

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Spotlight – Tiffany Morris – Green Fuse Burning

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Green Fuse Burning (Stelliform Press, 2023) is “a transformative Indigenous eco-horror novella from Mi’kmaw writer Tiffany Morris.” “Green Fuse Burning is an impressively vigorous fiction debut from a truly dynamic storyteller. Tiffany Morris has laid out a concise […]

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Spotlight – Suniti Namjoshi – The Good-Hearted Gardeners

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book I enjoyed reading this witty novella set in lively gardens with speaking animals, two lovers discovering each other and how language envelops their world, and the whims of other gardeners and intermittent poetry, all beneath sunny London skies. […]

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Spotlight – Emily Grandy – Michikusa House

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book In Michikusa House (Homebound Publications, 2023), Winona Heeley spent the last year of recovery from eating disorders in rural Japan, at Michikusa House, alongside one other full-time resident: Jun Nakashima. Like Winona, Jun was a recovering addict and […]

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Indie Corner – Sarah Holding, blackloop

Back to the Indie Corner series In our last Indie Corner of 2023, I’m thrilled to chat again with Sarah Holding. We haven’t talked in nearly a decade, which is hard to believe! Sarah is a children’s and YA author and poet, known primarily as a climate fiction writer. She […]

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Spotlight – Janice Pariat, Everything the Light Touches

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Wise, funny, touching, wide-ranging, deep-delving; whip-smart dialogue and graceful, paced sentences, thousands upon thousands of them. Written by a novelist with the eye of a poet, and a poet with the narrative powers of a novelist, this is […]

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Spotlight – ​’Cúagilákv (Jess H̓áust̓i), Crushed Wild Mint

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book   This month we travel back to Canada, to the beautiful temperate rainforest on British Columbia’s west coast, to talk with Jess Housty, a writer and grassroots activist of Heiltsuk (Indigenous) and mixed settler heritage. They are based […]

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Indie Corner – J.J. Green – The Last Good Summer

Back to the Indie Corner series In this Indie Corner, I talk with J.J. Green, author of The Last Good Summer, published earlier this year and which is available from the usual online outlets as well as directly from the publisher, The Book Guild. I was intrigued because it’s set […]

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Spotlight – Julie Janson

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book I was happy to get the chance to talk with Julie Janson, author of Madukka The River Serpent—an Indigenous crime novel about the mysterious disappearance of a Murri environmentalist, Thommo. The crime is not taken seriously by the […]

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Spotlight – M Jackson

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book The Ice Sings Back is newly out by Green Writers Press (February 20, 2023) and has received a lot of advanced praise. In M Jackson’s debut novel, when a young girl goes missing in the remote wilderness of […]

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Indie Corner – Zilla Novikov

Back to the Indie Corner series I’m thrilled to introduce Zilla Novikov and her new novel Query (tRaum, April 27, 2023). At the end of 2022, in December’s Dragonfly newsletter, I talked about increasing essays rather than interviews coming in the new year, and this is the first Indie Corner […]

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Indie Corner – Amy Smiley

Back to the Indie Corner series This month I talk with Amy Smiley, author of Hiking Underground (Atmosphere Press, January 2023). Mary: Hi, Amy! So good to meet you. I have a few questions about your new novel Hiking Underground. We can start with what propelled you to write this […]

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Indie Corner – Jill Stukenberg

I’m so happy to welcome Jill Stukenberg to the Indie Corner and discuss her new novel News of the Air (Black Lawrence Press 2022). During our email exchange, I found some commonalities, including our love for northern Wisconsin, a place that also shaped my youth. Jill’s novel News of the […]

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Spotlight – Oghenechovwe Ekpeki, Zelda Knight, and Sheree Renée Thomas

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book From award-winning editorial team Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight comes an anthology of 32 original stories showcasing the breadth of fantasy and science fiction from Africa and the African diaspora: Africa Risen: A New […]

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