Mary Woodbury created Eco-Fiction (originally concentrating on climate change novels only) on August 15, 2013. Having published a novel about climate change, Back to the Garden, and after researching similar novels, Mary found that no other place on the web archived these novels, so she began doing so with the help of her husband, Morgan. In the summer of 2014, Mary expanded to include a larger category of environmental literature. To date this site is the first and largest library on the web that explores novels about climate change and related environmental issues. A more personal blog is at Running in the Anthropocene.

Mary earned BAs in both English literature and cultural anthropology from Purdue University. She has worked and volunteered at river and stream stewardship programs since 2008. If that means getting into a muddy creek with hip-waders in order to clear a wild salmon blockage, she’ll do it. Mary likes to trail run and hike the beautiful trails around her home in British Columbia. She is currently turning Back to the Garden into a series titled Wild Mountain, and is working on Part II, To the Waters and the Wild.

This site is a completely voluntarily outreach project in conjunction with Mary’s Moon Willow Press, an independent small press whose mission is to help sustain forests while celebrating the written word. MWP has planted over 1,300 non-invasive trees in ecologically and economically rough areas since 2011. The press prints only on recycled, hemp, and forest-certified fiber.

Guest Authors and Contributors has become a collaborative project. Thanks so very much to the following folks for either contacting me about their studies and novels or providing their time for interviews:

Affiliation: We are affiliates of Amazon and GoodReads and, for many books not introduced by their authors, we use a shortcode plugin. We use this shortcode in accordance with GoodReads’ and Amazon’s standards. Our curator is also a GoodReads librarian. Note: As we add new media (such as movies), we will also be using IMDB shortcode.

Memberships: Mary Woodbury is a member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and International League of Nature Writers.

Media: Because this is project is a hobby, we are often surprised to get press. You can find more about or the novel Back to the Garden at Wired, various articles at the Free Word Centre, The Guardian, GOOD Magazine, Dissent Magazine, Amazing Stories, SFF World: Climate Fiction Panel, SFF World: Solarpunk Panel, Winnipeg Free Press, VOYA Magazine, Sustainable Business, EcoLit Books, Writing Forums, and more.

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Site images: The site’s banner rotates between a photo I took at Tofino, BC, along the Wild Pacific Trail, and others licensed for use by Can Stock Photo. Other images used are the animals on the book art, copyright by Sedakka; the flooded scene art, copyright by Sangoiri; the human in the desert with the flower, copyright by “Paddy the Golfer”; and the water covering the white floor, copyright by Vkovalcik. The tree logo and other web icons are licensed for use by Can Stock Photo.

Features: You might have noticed a slide show at Eco-Fiction. These books are rotated monthly and are chosen on the merits of good reviews and/or ratings, with an attempt to show a diverse sample.



About — 4 Comments

  1. Hi Ken,

    Thanks so much! I’ll write to you personally, but have tried to get in touch with Future Coast in the past and would love to include it at the site somehow.


  2. I am assistant to Brenda Cooper. She is looking for promotional opportunities for her two eco-related books, POST and Wilders. Would you be interested in doing an interview and would you like to receive review copies of these books?


    Danielle McPhail

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