Features

The Beautiful and Dangerous Ecology in A Song of Ice and Fire

Click here to return to the series This article contains a few spoilers. To follow along, it’s helpful for the reader to be familiar with author George RR Martin’s series and the screen adaption Game of Thrones—this article is based off the novels, particularly Book 1. Update: I first published […]

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Don’t Look Up, a Review

I’m surprised at the few negative reviews I’ve read of Don’t Look Up, a movie written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay. I was determined to watch the movie with an open mind, just like I do everything else, so disregarded such reviews. Also, while the movie is critiqued more […]

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Indie Corner – Sonia Myers

Back to the Indie Corner series It was great to talk with Sonia Meyers about her first novel, We Have Something to Say!, a children’s book. Sonia Myers started her writing career at the Half Moon Bay Review newspaper, contributing articles and reporting on sports. She is currently a middle-school […]

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Kesterson, Craig Wilson (Review)

Kesterson by Craig Wilson ISBN: 978-1662908286 Publisher: Gatekeeper Press Publication date: May 14, 2021 Reviewer: Mary Woodbury Craig Wilson’s novel Kesterson (Gatekeeper Press, 2021) is a refreshing story I wish we could see more of these days. Full of political intrigue and mystery, the novel provides tension between good and […]

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Spotlight – Pola Oloixarac, Dark Constellations

Click here to return to the series About the Book There’s something about looking up at the night sky and trying to find some sort of meaning beyond all the magic and beauty. We might become transfixed for hours at both the light and dark parts of the night sky. […]

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O Man of Clay, Eliza Mood (Review)

O Man of Clay by Eliza Mood ISBN: 978-1939269959 Publisher: Stairwell Books Publication date: December 2, 2019 Review by Mary Woodbury Ursula K. Le Guin once said that speculative fiction was more about the real world than we usually imagine, and that’s true when it comes to authors writing about […]

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Spotlight – Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Click here to return to the series I had a wonderful talk with Michael Mohammed Ahmad, editor of the anthology After Australia, founding director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, author, and so much more. Our conversation opened up doors for me to explore the promotion of literacy around the […]

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Spotlight – Premee Mohamed

Click here to return to the series This month we travel virtually to Alberta, the home of Premee Mohamed and also where her novella The Annual Migration of Clouds (ECW Press, September 2021) takes place. I admit to being drawn to this book because I often search for fiction about […]

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Indie Corner – Cai Emmons

Back to the Indie Corner series Thanks so much to Cai Emmons, author of Sinking Islands (a sequel to Weather Woman), for answering some questions about her new book. Sinking Islands is out September 14, 2021, from Red Hen Press. Cai is also the author of the novels His Mother’s […]

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The Girl and the Grove, Eric Smith

Young Adult Fiction Reviewed by Kimberly Christensen High school junior Leila has bounced between group homes and foster homes for her whole life—until her recent adoption. Whenever things felt chaotic in her personal life, Leila found solace in nature. Environmentalism became her passion—so much so that she and her best […]

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Spotlight – Venetia Welby

Click here to return to the series I had the wonderful opportunity to connect with author Venetia Welby late last year and learn about her novel Dreamtime (Salt Publishing, September 2021). Signed copies are available from UK bookshop Burley Fisher here, and here is the Amazon UK link. I’ll admit […]

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Our 8th Birthday

Thanks for celebrating eight years with Dragonfly.eco. To celebrate, I had originally planned to post the next Around the World in 80 Books article at Medium; you can see my first couple articles here. I’m still writing the next article, so it should be here soon, but something else is […]

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Indie Corner – Emma Reynolds

Back to the Indie Corner series I was thrilled to talk with Emma Reynolds, author of the just-out children’s book Amara and the Bats, a beautifully written and illustrated story that reminds us of the determination of youth and the importance of bats. Emma Reynolds is an illustrator and author […]

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Ark of the Apocalypse, Tobin Marks (Review)

Ark of the Apocalypse by Tobin Marks ISBN: 978-1-63337-237-5 Publisher: Boyle & Dalton Publication date: March 14, 2021 Review by Mary Woodbury Review Tobin Marks’ Ark of the Apocalypse is, in part, a thrilling, page-turning journey into a fictionalized history of our world, with a look-back at some of our […]

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Backyard Wildlife – Deep Summer

Back to Series In the last month or so, we’ve had a range of crazy weather. First, a couple heat waves blanketed us, but nothing like last year and nothing like out West in the past several weeks. Our relatives and friends in BC, where we lived for eight years, […]

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