Welcome to Love of Place. Most of my work celebrates our connection to the natural world.

Most recently, my Knocking on Heaven's Door is the winner in the category of science fiction in the 2016 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards and in the category of fiction in the 2016 Arizona Authors Association Awards. A number of reviewers have been enthusiastic, including the website Geeks of Doom, which makes me smile. Not many people know me as a geek of doom! But I am happy to embrace the complexity of my personality.

I'm also so pleased that Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World has been awarded the 2016 John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing, as well as the 2014 WILLA Award for Creative Nonfiction from Women Writing the West.

My historical fantasy Teresa of the New World won the 2015 Arizona Authors Association Award for best Children's Literature and was a finalist for the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award for Children's Literature, the WILLA Award for Children's Literature, and the May Sarton Award for Children's Literature.

These are nice landmarks in a writer's life. I would be writing regardless--but, still, whew. It's good to have some encouragement.

Feel free to contact me at http://www.sharmanaptrussell.com or through my author Facebook page, Sharman Apt Russell.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

I have never liked the colors purple or hot pink much, not even when I was seven years old. Then, yesterday, I went for a run up the Black Range Crest Trail and a patch of hot-pink/purple verbena exploded right in front of me, trailing clouds of glory, and changing my life forever and my sense of fashion, too. I don't have a photo of the wildflower verbena to do this experience justice. I found this image on the internet though and I might start wearing tutus just like this one.

1 comment:

Tamsin Watson said...

Hi Sharman,
This dress looking so nice. Especially its designs look alike tutu dress that most kids are like to wearing. I saw dresses having such designs in an online baby store from where my friend ordering a dress for her kid.