• The Nature Fix Book, A Great Book About the Restorative Effects of Nature, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/07/book-restorative-effects-nature/, #plants #naturefix #dailystressreleaf #florencewilliams #restorativeeffects #nature #destressing #mentalhealth #books

    #22 A Great Book About the Restorative Effects of Nature

    In 2017, Florence Williams wrote an outstanding book called The Nature Fix. It’s the best collection I’ve read about the science behind the restorative effects of nature. (It’s akin to Richard Louv’s The Nature Principle but more focused solely on the science.) Williams traveled the globe from Japan to Utah…

  • Apple in Leaves (by Janos Patrik), News About My New Novel, Harvesting the Sky, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/12/20/harvesting-the-sky/ #books #fiction #KarenHugg #HarvestingtheSky #Paris #thriller #mystery #crimefiction #author #novel

    News About My New Novel, Harvesting the Sky

    Hi everyone, I’m excited to tell you my new novel, Harvesting the Sky, will be published in fall, 2021! This book holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons. The First Novel That Melded my Plant Passion With Fiction Some of you know that I resisted focusing…

  • Author Wendy Webb, The Haunting of Brynn Wilder, Wendy Webb Reveals Secret Spirits in a Dangerous Lake, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/11/03/wendy-webb #WendyWebb #TheBigThrill #northerngothic #Minnesota #authors #books #fiction

    Wendy Webb Reveals Secret Spirits in a Dangerous Lake

    Hi readers, just a quick note to let you know that I interviewed the author Wendy Webb for the November, 2020 issue of The Big Thrill magazine! Wendy writes suspenseful stories set in the upper Midwest, Minnesota to be exact. Some folks call her the “Queen of Northern Gothic” fiction…

  • Which Wax Figure Will Star in my Next Novel?, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/08/08/character/ #novel #books #character #waxfigure #ideas #writing #writinglife #KarenHugg #newnovel

    Which Wax Figure Will Star in my Next Novel?

    I just turned in the follow up to The Forgetting Flower to my publisher. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I hope the team greenlights it soon. In the meantime, I’ve thought of several ideas for a new novel but I’ve struggled with which one to focus on next. The…

  • Wildflower seeds packets, How to Get More Free Wildflower Seeds, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/05/02/wildflower-seeds #free #wildflowerseeds #bees #flowers #seedpackets #books #gardening #annuals

    How to Get More Free Wildflower Seeds

    Last year, when The Forgetting Flower debuted, I gave away free wildflower seeds to anyone who pre-ordered the book. Well, this year I had almost 20 packets left so on social media I offered the leftovers to those who signed up for my monthly digest, A Vine of Ideas. I…

  • American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, The Best Giant Book Every New Gardener Needs, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/02/12/a-z-encyclopedia-of-garden-plants/ #A-Z #encyclopedia #plants #garden #gardening #plantresources #plantidentification #books #booksaboutplants

    The Best Giant Book Every New Gardener Needs

    Yes, it’s February but it’s never too early to dream about the garden for spring. If you’re new to gardening chances are you don’t have a lot of books on the subject. Well, the truth is you don’t need that many but there’s one book I recommend to everyone when…

  • Galentines Day, The Perfect Way for Me to Celebrate Galentine's Day, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/02/13/galentines-day/ #GalentinesDay #LeslieKnope #WaverlyFitzgerald #books #writing #Seattle #literary #memorial #friendship #inspiration

    The Perfect Way for Me to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

    I have watched every episode of the show Parks and Recreation, many of them twice. And yet I never remembered Leslie Knope talking about Galentine’s Day. What is Galentine’s Day? Well, as Leslie says, it’s ladies celebrating ladies. A day, right before Valentine’s Day, when you recognize those special female…

  • Sue Burke Dreams Up Super Intelligent Plant Life, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/11/24/sue-burke/, #SueBurke, #Semiosis, #Interference, #sciencefiction #books #novels, #interview, #plants

    Sue Burke Dreams Up Super Intelligent Plant Life

    Sue Burke has spent a lot of time around words. She’s worked as a reporter, editor, translator, and writer. A Clarion alum, she’s published over 30 short stories and now two science fiction novels. The first, Semiosis, focused on a group of people who leave Earth to colonize another planet.…