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8.20.13On turning articles into books

Science journalist and blogger Helen Fields just wrote a great post on The Open Notebook, looking at how magazine articles become books, and featuring the journey of The Beekeeper’s Lament. Read more

5.15.13John Miller will be on KWMR radio May 20 at 12 pm

John Miller will be on KWMR radio May 20, 12 pm to share the latest from honeybee world. It will, invariably, be ridiculously entertaining.

4.15.13The Beekeeper’s Lament is $1.99 on Kindle this week!

For reasons that elude me, the Kindle edition of The Beekeeper’s Lament is on sale for $1.99 on Amazon. I think it’s some sort of Earth Day special. So if you’ve been meaning to read the book but haven’t gotten around to it, here’s your chance!

12.10.12TEDx Talk

Here’s a link to my TEDxBoulder talk in September, about bees, Einstein imitators, pelicans, fracking, and the perils of swarm journalism:

11.2.12Here is how I learned to surf…

Every once in a while, I take a break from more serious literary pursuits, like, um, reading up on the K. Stew and R. Patz and googling myself, to write about something purely fun. Last year I journeyed down to El Salvador, in hopes of learning whether everything my husband taught me about surfing is wrong and whether women really do learn better from women.

Here are the results of this very important investigation:

9.18.12Four days until Boulder TEDx!

I’ll be speaking about environmental storytelling. Get your tickets now! There will be no mention of Burgundian lavender whores in my talk, sadly. But you can read between the lines.

8.20.12I’ll be speaking at TEDx Boulder Sept 22

Come see a really stimulating batch of speakers at the TEDx conference in Boulder Sept, 22, 5-9 at Macky Auditorium on the CU Campus.

I’ll be talking about the troubling state of environmental narrative. Read more

8.20.12Nonfiction writing workshop, May 13!

Thanks PEN Center USA for selecting The Beekeeper’s Lament as a finalist in its Research Nonfiction category!

5.23.12A Q&A with book blogger Mark Stevens

Last week, book blogger and fellow Colorado Book Award finalist Mark Stevens (Mark writes mystery novels) asked me to sit down for a Q&A about The Beekeeper’s Lament, poetry, history, modern agriculture, and yup, laments. Read it here!:


5.18.12 – Guest post on, the fabulous tech and science site, recently asked me to weigh in on the recent studies linking Colony Collapse Disorder to neonicotinoid pesticides, and after poking around a bit, I was, frankly, astonished at how poorly the subject has been covered in the media.

You can read it here: