Susan Tweit (November 2016)
Award-winning writer Susan J. Tweit is a plant biologist who began her career studying wildfires, grizzly bear habitat and sagebrush communities in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem before turning to writing when she discovered she loved telling the stories in the data. She has written twelve books about nature and life, including the memoir Walking Nature Home, and The Rocky Mountain Garden Survival Guide, hailed as “the instruction book that should have come with your yard.” Tweit’s work has appeared in magazines and newspapers from Audubon and Popular Mechanics to High Country News and the Los Angeles Times, and won the EDDIE for magazine writing, ForeWord Book of the Year Award, Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, the Colorado Book Award, and the Colorado Authors League Award (three times). She is a columnist for Rocky Mountain Gardening magazine, and a co-founder of the Habitat Hero project. Her landscape designs and urban habitat restoration projects have won recognition from The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Rockies, and the North American Rock Garden Society. She has captivated audiences at venues ranging from TEDx events to women’s health conferences. Tweit lives on a restored former industrial property in Salida, Colorado.