Inspiration from Louise Erdrich

September 16, 2009

My summer reading has included several novels by Louise Erdrich, one of the great contemporary storytellers, and an inspiration for me as an evolving writer.

Here is an interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and Louise Erdrich.  Take a moment to hear Erdrich speak about the origins, motivations, and methods of her writing.

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Nalini Nadkarni tackles trees and people on NPR Morning Edition

November 12, 2008

Full Moon Sunrise, October 2008, © Copyright 2008 Jade Leone Blackwater

Visit NPR.org to listen to an interview by Robert Krulwich with author and forest biologist Dr. Nalini Nadkarni:

“Going Out On A Limb With A Tree-Person Ratio”
Krulwich on Science by Robert Krulwich.  Morning Edition, November 12, 2008

In her new book Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees (University of California Press, July 2008), Nalini Nadkarni explores the many subtle and extraordinary ways that people rely on trees for the products they yield, the imagery they invoke, and the ecosystems they support.

It was my distinct pleasure to support Nalini Nadkarni in the creation of this book. You’ll hear me chime in with a few words in the middle of this NPR broadcast.