Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson is a nature writer and novelist, author of 15 books, including a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year,” Duck and Cover. Her memoir, Build Me an Ark: A Life with Animals, was chosen as a “Best Spiritual Book of 2001,” a One Spirit and Quality Paperback Club book, and is just out in a Chinese edition. Her ten non-fiction books, including Living by Water and the National Geographic book, Sightings: The Gray Whale’s Mysterious Journey established her as a prominent creative non-fiction writer, extensively profiled in America’s Nature Writers. Peterson’s most recent novel was Animal Heart (Sierra Club books).

For the past two decades, Peterson has studied and written about animals, especially marine mammals and wolves. She is the founder of the grassroots conservation group Seal Sitters, based in Seattle, Washington.


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