Where are you from?
I grew up in New York. I now live in western Massachusetts.
Who are your favorite writers?
I have lots of “favorite writers.” Toward the top of the list are Franz Kafka, Vladimir Nabokov & John McPhee.
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Once again, this is a long list. I would put John McPhee’s Annals of the Former World and David Quammen’s The Song of the Dodo at the top.
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Gardening, hiking, raising chickens, yoga, tennis.
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
Q. What is the singlemost important thing a person can do to fight global warming.
A. Use your vote! Get involved politically!
What inspired you to write your first book?
A sense that most people did not understand global warming and how serious it is.
Where do you write?
In a home office, with a view of Mount Greylock, Massachusetts’ highest mountain.