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- My April post for the Backyard Wildlife series looks at the very early spring when we are pre-planning our garden and tree-planting.
- I get so many questions about genres that reflect our natural world, and there’s quite a bit of confusion since often media isn’t always consistent. Here’s a guide I wrote to help that confusion!
- Our Discord, Rewilding Our Stories, has a new daily writing goal channel. Check it out and join on in!
- Thanks to Kimberly Christensen for her review of Sim Kern’s Depart, Depart.
- The March world ecofiction spotlight is on Glendy Vanderah. I chatted with her about her science background and her two wildly popular novels, Where the Forest Meets the Stars and The Light Through the Leaves. In Glendy’s novels, nature is central.
- The March Indie Corner spotlight is on Claire Datnow, teacher and YA/teen author.
- I’ve taken on a volunteer role from Climate Fiction Writers League, run by the awesome author Lauren James. I’m doing social media outreach and just began a new Facebook group. Join on in! And I’m tweeting at the league’s Twitter.
- Since 2018, Artists and Climate Change has been re-running my world ecofiction series spotlights in their Wild Author series. I’m honored to have recently been promoted to a part of their core team.
- Lovis Geier interviews me about the ecological weird, and I try to explain it! See her Ecofictology YouTube.
- Coming soon: A look at Canadian ecofiction via a magazine in Nova Scotia. Also, looking forward to Cymera Festival in Scotland! More news on that later.
In Other News
- Jeff VanderMeer’s Hummingbird Salamander is out, and it’s getting great reviews. Linking his Twitter, because he usually links to reviews and you get to also see the great stories of wildlife in his back yard.
- Book Riot offers another eco-fiction reading list, this one concentrating on thrillers.
- Migros Museum in Switzerland is featuring an art eco-fiction gallery until May 9th.
- I had a chance to listen to a talk by Jaimee Wriston Colbert, Binghampton University’s lecture series. Her talk was on “Giving Nature a Voice: Jaimee Wriston Colbert on Writing Eco-fiction.” I’ve interviewed her twice before about her novels Wild Things and Vanishing Acts. Look forward to another interview soon on her upcoming novel.
- Arizona State University has a new solarpunk anthology, Cities of Light. Free for download.
- Another novel I’m now reading is this one: Omar El-Akkad has a passionate review of Imbolo Mbue’s How Beautiful We Were, in the New York Times.