Announcing Among Animals 3
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Announcing Among Animals 3

In 2014, we set out to curate a collection of short stories that explored the ways in which we live among—and often in conflict with—our non-human counterparts.  And now, here we are with the third edition of this popular book series. The cover of the book features Winky, a local chicken and a survivor, who…

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Where Oceans Hide Their Dead: Now on Audible.com

At last, it’s ready… on Audible.com.https://adbl.co/2ZINs6j You can listen to a sample here: Ashland Creek Press · Where Oceans Hide Their Dead (sample) Read by yours truly, warts and all. The end result is 8 hours and change long but I lost count of how many hours I spent recording and re-recording these chapters. Partly…

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Let’s hope this doesn’t get lost in the noise of the moment

Monsanto was well aware that its “Roundup 2.0” chemical/seed system, known as Dicamba, would be a disaster for farmers — and soil and anything within the vicinity (as Dicamba get airborne awfully easily). I wrote about this issue in my second novel and I knew back then that this type of information would leak out…

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The Tourist Trail is now an audiobook

Let me just that I have newfound respect for those who create audiobooks, because after a month of starts and stops and re-recordings I’m happy to announce the audiobook for The Tourist Trail. It’s available on Audible and comes in at just over 7 hours, which by no means reflects how many hours went into…

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Did you happen to notice the new Tourist Trail cover?

The cover of the first edition of The Tourist Trail features a landscape photograph of the Magellanic penguin colony along the shores of Argentina, the precise location where the book begins. It was a photograph I had taken and I thought it would make a nice cover. And it did, but it didn’t make a…

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Corporate intelligence and the animal rights movement

An interesting article in the New York Times about the rise of corporate intelligence (spying) firms and the lengths they will go to in order to dig up dirt on activists and other ordinary people. I mention this because my next book, coming next year (at long last), is about the role of one such…

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The Siskiyou Prize: A new award for a new wave of environmental writing

As readers of this blog know well, I’m a passionate believer in the power of “eco-fiction” to change hearts and minds. So Midge and I have announced a new book award, The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. The 2014 prize will be judged by New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler, whose most recent book is We Are All Completely…

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Among Animals — A collection of stories that everyone should read

I’m biased, of course. I’m the editor. But I’m also a reader and I’ve consistently been frustrated over the years by the lack of novels and short stories that truly “get” the complex (and often violent) relationships between humans and animals. I’m immensely proud of this book. If you’re a member of the media or…

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Introducing EcoLit Books

I wrote awhile back about the emergence of eco-literature. Since then, I’ve seen more publishers awakening to eco-literature, but I’ve long wanted there to be a website that highlighted and reviewed these new titles. So now we have EcoLit Books. EcoLit Books is dedicated to books with environmental and animal rights themes. And it’s devoted to gathering both…