Mossy. The Book.

January 22nd, 2013 § 6 comments


I am so very happy to (finally!) announce that Perigee/Penguin Books will be publishing….

a BOOK written and illustrated by ME

in APRIL of 2014!

My upcoming book is filled with projects that inspire you to touch, collect, document, sketch, decode, analyze, experiment, unravel, interpret, compare and reflect on the universe.  It is a funky hands-on guidebook for today’s pioneer—that person looking to explore the natural world and decipher nature’s perplexing puzzles.  The amateur explorer and the seasoned naturalist will be equally impelled to experiment and explore, and to consciously reengage in issues that matter.  The book kindles excitement in nature as a journey and an adventure.  It instills an old-fashioned sense of enthusiasm and independence.  Rooted deeply in everyday family life, it merges applied science, natural science, math, the arts and sustainable living in an interactive format.  How does a compass work?  Do frogs freeze in winter?  Why is rain not salty?  How is a cork made?  Or silk?  Or chalk?  Or pages in a book?  Often it’s the things we see every day that get overlooked.  You will find the answers in this book.  In my book.  And it will be awesome.

It will be a great collaboration.  It will be a great story.  And the story is this: to build lasting connections with our environment, we must determine the nature—the intrinsic value and realness—of everyday things—everything thought, felt, touched and eaten.  We must understand where things come from—how they are made, how they are used, how they impact the surrounding environment throughout a life cycle—and it starts with this book.

And this book will be here April of 2014.

And it will be awesome.

Stay tuned. There are a few things I cannot tell you—the book’s title will remain a secret for now.  But, if you have thoughts about what should be included in the book, please let me know.  I will put in the finishing touches these next few months.  I would love your input.  I would love for you to join me on this adventure.

Thank you for being patient with me lately.  I know I have not been around as much.  I will try to keep you in the loop from now on.

I am so super excited.



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