Speaker Bio:

Maria Mudd Ruth grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, where she worked for the National Geographic Society for several years as a researcher on their travel magazine and books before striking out on her own to write nature books for young readers. She has published many books, including, Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet and most recently, A Sideways Look at Clouds (Mountaineers Books, 2017), which blends science, natural history, personal stories, and humor to bring the wonder of the clouds to the general reader.

She lives in Olympia and is currently writing a guide to the Pigeon Guillemot, a seabird she first met as a volunteer surveyor with the Salish Sea Guillemot Network.

Maria’s non-fiction works aim to translate the best-available science for the lay reader with an eye toward raising awareness, deepening connections to the natural world, and inspiring advocates to protect birds and their habitats.

View Maria’s website: www.mariaruthbooks.net

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Purchase copies of Rare Bird from Maria’s Seattle publisher, Mountaineers Books, or in-store in many PNW bookstores and other online retailers.

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