100th post: Celebration time!

A milestone today—the 100th post since I started This Lively Earth in January. What a fun blogging ride this has been! The view out my window is again of winter. The sky today is brighter than this shot makes it … Read More…

Welcome, Nature Blog Network!

I’m honored and delighted to be the featured blog this week at the Nature Blog Network. Welcome, NBN readers! The Nature Blog Network is a marvelous community of nature lovers, writers, scientists, and photographers. If you’re looking for outstanding blogging … Read More…

Priorities pay off

In the deadwater that is book publishing this month–big publishers have no credit to play with and are offering almost no contracts–an amazing thing happened: the author of a second novel received from Scribner an advance of $4.8 million. Yowze!