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Brenda Peterson
Attended University of California, Davis with double major in English/Creative Writing and Comparative Literature
Lives in Seattle, WA
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     Brenda Peterson is a novelist and nature writer, author of 15 books, including a New YorkTimes “Notable Book of the Year,” Duck and Cover. Her memoir, Build Me an Ark: A Life with Animals, was chosen as a “Best Spiritual Book of 2001,” and was translated into Chinese. Her non-fiction books include Living by Water and the National Geographic book Sightings: The Gray Whale’s Mysterious Journey. Peterson’s most recent novel is Animal Heart (Sierra Club).

 Peterson’s work has appeared in many national publications, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Utne Reader, Orion and Oprah magazine. Since 1993 she has contributed environmental commentary for Seattle’s NPR stations. Peterson’s new book, I Want to Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth, a spiritual memoir, is forthcoming Feb. 1, 2010 from DaCapo Press (Boston). Her new children’s book, Pups on the Beach (Henry Holt), is due out in 2011. Peterson lives by the Salish Sea in Seattle, Washington and her website is: www.literati.net/Peterson and the new book I Want To Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth is profiled at http://www.iwanttobeleftbehind.com/

Brenda's blog at: http://www.iwanttobeleftbehind.blogspot.com/

For more information on Seal Sitter and volunteer citizen naturalists please visit: http://www.sealsitters.org

And for a sneak preview of the new book, visit my website and the first chapter published in ORION magazine at this link:

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/502/





 

 

Education
  • University of California, Davis with double major in English/Creative Writing and Comparative Literature
Work
Occupation
author and teacher
Employment
  • author and teacher, present
  • The New Yorker magazine, Writer-in-Residence at ASU, Environmental writer and editor REI, Fiction editor Rocky Mountain Magazine,
Places
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Currently
Seattle, WA
Previously
all over this country, everywhere there was a national forest - High Sierra, Northern California, Missoula, MT, Berkeley, CA, New York, NY, Fairfax, Virginia, Boulder, CO, Tempe, AZ, Boston, MASS, Seattle, WA