News & Notes
• "Island Time," an excerpt from a Literary Nonfiction work-in-progress, was published at Burrow Press' journal Fantastic Floridas.
• My recent piece, on Ghost Forests: "How Rising Seas Are Killing Our Southern Woodlands" is up at Yale Environment 360.
• Thank you all who attended my reading and talk Friday, November 20, 2015, at the Fort Myers Beach Public Library for hosting! A short video from the presentation, titled "Birds of Dusk: a Reading and Talk on Portraying Nature in Eco Fiction," can be found at my Virtual Tour page.
• The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reviews No Other Way. Marty Fugate writes: "How far will you go for Mother Nature? And, as a follow-up question: If you're fighting to preserve Mother Nature, do tree-hugging, do-gooder ends justify unethical means?"
• June 7, 2012: Richard Melo, a member of the National Books Critics Circle, added No Other Way to his Amazon list of Eco-and Environmental Fiction. Melo describes this list: "Thousands of environmentally themed books are currently in print; few are fiction. My theory is that when it comes to the environment, readers want factual information steeped in science. What gets lost here are the types of truths about the environment that can be illuminated best by narrative poetry. While some of these books are eco-tinged mysteries or tell stories of kids who beat corporate polluters Rocky-style, others explore the emotional connections human beings are capable of feeling toward the natural world."