Topic of the Week for June 8-12: Non-fiction to Educate and Entertain June 8, 2009Posted by Carolyn Burns Bass in Uncategorized.
Non-fiction rides the tide of academia and soars to the top of bestseller lists. Inspirational, pictorial, educational, biographical, humorous, non-fiction is a steady seller even in challenging economic times.
This week at LitChat we’ll discuss great non-fiction that entertains as it educates. Joining us on Wednesday, June 10th is Amy Stewart, author of Wicked Plants, The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities.
Amy’s essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Garden Design, Organic Gardening, and elsewhere. She’s been featured on NPR, Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning. She is the author of From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden, The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms, and the New York Times bestselling Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers.
Stewart lives in Eureka, California, with her husband Scott Brown. They own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books and tend a flock of unruly hens in their backyard.
Follow Amy on Twitter at @amyeureka.