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New England

Reader & Writer


I'm a professor and National Geographic explorer who studies marine debris (plastic in the ocean). I write about big, complex problems: dependence on technology (in this or another century), political corruption, destruction of the planet, and climate change with lots of adventure and a bit of romance thrown in. I have three kids, one husband, one dog, and five chickens.

Favorite Books

Code Name Verity, Jellicoe Road, Feed, Unwind, The Sky is Everywhere, The Penderwicks, No Passengers Beyond this Point, When you Reach Me, Nancy Drew, Mysterious Benedict Society, HP, & everything by Terry Pratchett, Agatha Christie, Jaclyn Moriarty, Sophie Kinsella, Diana Gabaldon, and Sarah Dessen

Favorite Quotes

Some of us had better choose to define ourselves as world problem solvers if world problems are going to be solved --Theobald, 1970

Favorite Genres

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