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Wild Arts Festival authors are a mix of novelists, photographers, poets and writers of non-fiction.

Books for the Wild Arts Book Fair are carefully reviewed and selected by the Book Fair Committee. Books are chosen and authors are invited to participate based on a set of criteria gathered from past years.

The Committee generally meets in early spring to begin assembling a list of potential authors for the Wild Arts Festival the following November. Past participants, “new” authors, and recommendations from the Audubon Society Nature Store book buyer all play a part in the selection process. We have found that authors with multiple titles are more likely to help us reach our fundraising goals. So, we consider that too without automatically ruling out authors with a single title of particular appeal to the festival attendees.

We welcome inquiries and recommendations. However, with the 2019 change of venue, the Book Fair will have less space than in prior years. Consequently, we will be able to invite fewer authors. 

Please bear with us as we fine-tune our rather rigorous selection process during which we will be giving priority to authors with multiple titles. Additional criteria are listed below.

If you want to be considered for the 2019 Wild Arts Festival Book Fair, please send us your name, list of book titles and publication dates, and a short bio. Once received, we will let you know if you are a potential participant. At that point, we may request a copy of your latest book to assist us in making a final decision.

It is our policy to maintain a waiting list in the event of cancellations.


  • Best match for Wild Arts attendees
  • Genre mix. For example: children’s books, field and hiking guides
  • Local and regional authors due to travel restrictions 
  • Nature writers
  • New titles
  • Price point 


2018 Authors

Author Recent Book
John J. Albers The Northwest Garden Manifesto
Eli Boschetto Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon
Tim Boyer Learn the Art of Bird Photography
Kurt Cyrus Shake a Leg, Egg
Carson Ellis Du Iz Tak?
Wendy Gorton Oregon and Washington: 50 Hikes for Kids
Scott & Susan Leopold Freeman Saving Tarboo Creek
Melissa Hart Avenging the Owl
Molly Hashimoto & Zoe Burke Molly Hashimoto's Birds! Season by Season
Lyanda Lynn Haupt Mozart's Starling
Bonnie Henderson & Zach Urness Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon 2nd Edition
Bette Lynch Husted All Coyote's Children
Eric Kimmel I Want a Real Bike! In Oregon
Jane Kirkpatrick Everything She Didn't Say
Jane Kurtz What Do They Do With All That Poo?
Darryl Lloyd Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams
Michael McCloskey A Glimpse Into History
Kathleen Dean Moore Piano Tide
Dionisia Morales Homing Insticts
Harry Nehls Birds of the Willamette Valley Region
Jack Nisbit The Dreamer and the Doctor
Elena Passarello Animals Strike Curious Poses
Robert Michael Pyle Magdalena Mountain
Robert Michael Pyle & Caitlin LaBar Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest
Jarold Ramsey Words Marked by a Place: Local Histories in Central Oregon
Stephanie Shaw The Legend of the Beaver's Tail
John Shewey Oregon Beaches: A Traveler's Companion
Maggie Rudy City Mouse, Country Mouse
Kim Stafford How to Sleep Cold: writing under the pines
William Sullivan Little Travelers: Six Months in Europe with Two Kids
Steve Terrill Oregon Calendar
Nancy Tillman You Are Loved: Welcome Wishes for New Babies
Sallie Tisdale Advice for Future Corpses
Lee van der Voo The Fish Market
Eric Wagner Penguins in the Desert
Carolyn Wood Tough Girl


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