Thursday, February 28, 2013
Featured Author: Amy Stewart
As we prepare for March to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, our minds are turned towards the coming of spring! What better time to discuss an author whose interests include earthworms, floriculture, plants, and bugs? Amy Stewart is "the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world", according to her website, along with being the co-founder of the popular blog GardenRant and a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. Stewart has written for many other magazines and newspapers, been featured in the PBS documentary The Botany of Desire, and two of her books, Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs, have been adapted into national traveling exhibits that appear at botanical gardens and museums nationwide. She had received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticulture Society’s Book Award, and a California Horticultural Society Writer’s Award. Stewart's books, while factual, are often described as "darkly comical" and "quirky". Check her titles out from the library catalog!