Blowing Your Mind with Wild Words and Worlds

The Promise of Pierson Orchard

Authors: © Kate Brandes Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing Publication Date: April 22, 2017 (Earth Day) Type: Fiction Social Media: Author website, Facebook, Twitter Excerpts A brand new black pickup was parked between LeeAnn’s red Chevy and Jack’s old beater. A man stood beside it,…

All Things Breathe Alike

Authors: © Donna Mulvenna, Jessica Groenendijk, and Margi Prideaux Publisher: Stormbird Press Publication Date: February 2017 Type: Nonfiction Ordering: Free e-book available from Donna Mulvenna, Jessica Groenendijk, and Margi Prideaux Where Journeys Begin (Introduction) Some believe the natural world is our real home.…

Our National Parks

Title: Our National Parks Author: John Muir Publication: In the public domain. Originally: “In this book, made up of sketches first published in the Atlantic Monthly, I have done the best I could to show forth the beauty, grandeur, and all-embracing usefulness of…

Saving the Places We Love

Author: © Ned Tillman Publication Date: 2014 Type: Nonfiction Ordering: Amazon Social Media: Amazon Author Page, Author Website, Facebook, LinkedIn Prologue to Saving the Places we Love First Loss The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.  — Edward Abbey  …

Bad Atmosphere – A Collection of Poetry & Prose on the Climate Crisis

Author: © Don Ogden Publisher/Ordering: Levellers Press Publication Date: October 5, 2016 Type: Poetry and Prose Social Media: Blog – Website   Bad Atmosphere this is not what it was supposed to be how many fields ago, clear blue and clouds billowing and…

Cave Walker

Author: © Donelle Dreese Publisher: Moon Willow Press Publication Date: April 22, 2017 Type: Novel Ordering: Contact for free review copy Social Media: Website – Twitter If people knew the truth about me, they would say a dark force found me and taught…

Flip the Bird

Author: © Kym Brunner Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Young Readers Publication Date: November 2016 Type: Novel Ordering: Amazon Social Media: Website – Twitter – Facebook – Subscribe to Newsletter Chapter One Today was the day I’d been dreaming about practically my whole…

Dubito, Ergo Sum

Author: © P. Gordon Judge Publication Date: July 24, 2016 Type: Trilogy Ordering: Amazon Social Media: Facebook, Amazon Author Page “Boring is good” Leon and I were nervously awaiting a video-link with the Lowell group. He was fiddling with some of his favorite…

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville (public domain copyright) Publication Date: October 18, 1851 Excerpt from Chapter 70, The Sphynx It should not have been omitted that previous to completely stripping the body of the leviathan, he was beheaded. Now, the beheading of the Sperm Whale…

The Willows, Algernon Blackwood

Author: Algernon Blackwood (public domain copyright) Publication Date: 1907 as part of The Listener and Other Stories Note: the following excerpt takes place midway into the short novella and may contain spoilers. They first became properly visible, these huge figures, just within the…