Introducing THE LOST FOREST

Announcing the newest picture book by Phyllis Root, The Lost Forest. Available April 2019, University of Minnesota Press. Illustrations by Betsy Bowen. The Lost Forest tells the story of a lucky error that preserved 144 acres of old-growth red and white pine in...

Book Launch Events

The Lost Forest Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m.Zenith Bookstore, Duluth with Artist Betsy Bowen Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.Scout and Morgan Books, Cambridge with Artist, Betsy Bowen Sunday, May 19, 5 p.m.Magers and Quinn, Mpls. Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m. Eloise Butler Wildflower...
Postcards from the Field

Postcards from the Field

This year, along with looking for native wildflowers and writing about native wildflowers, I get to talk about native wildflowers on the radio.  How cool is that? MPR’s Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer is broadcasting audio postcards from Kelly Povo and me based on...
BLOG: Come September

BLOG: Come September

When I was growing up, summers were times to run barefoot, play kickball and our version of baseball, camp, ride bikes, read books, explore the weedy, woody places where no one had yet built a house or a store, run a little bit wild. Come September, we got new shoes,...

Book Launch Events

  Tuesday, May 15, 5-7 pm Sisters’ Sludge Coffee Cafe and Wine Bar Please join us for an informal Happy Hour, book signing and photo exhibit!   Saturday, May 26, noon Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery, Park Rapids Presentation and books signing with tips on...