The Siskiyou Prize closes on December 31

If you’re planning to submit to our fourth annual Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, the window is closing fast … submissions close on December 31, 2017. Our 2017 judge is New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Balcombe. Jonathan’s most recent book is What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of our Underwater Cousins, an extraordinary journey underwater that reveals the vast …

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ACP is headed to New Zealand and Australia

We’re excited to once again be headed Down Under to meet with authors and readers. We have two events planned that all are welcome to attend:   Christchurch, New Zealand Writing about Animals: Literature’s evolving relationship with the animal kingdom November 10th, 3 to 5pm At the University of Canterbury New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal …

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Join us for Penguins & Patagonia in October 2018!

Save the dates: October 29 to November 6, 2018! Join us and Adventures by the Book on a journey through the majestic land of Patagonia and immerse yourself in the setting that helped inspire My Last Continent and The Tourist Trail. When John and I volunteered at the Punta Tombo penguin colony in Argentina, helping with a penguin census of …

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Happy National Punctuation Day! (yes, really)

Well, it’s that time of year again: September 24, National Punctuation Day. (I don’t know how this became a thing, but as a editing nerd I am all for it.) There are so many reasons to celebrate good punctuation, but most of all we need punctuation so that things make sense. Here’s one famous example: Let’s …

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Cat Editors: ACP author Julie Christine Johnson and her feline muse

So many of us writers depend on our Cat Editors to keep us in the chair. Today, we’re delighted to feature author Julie Christine Johnson , whose new novel is The Crows of Beara, out this month. Julie writes of her feline muse: True to her calico nature, Camille is a one-person cat. When I write …

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