Darcy Williamson


Darcy Williamson, an award-winning author, is a Rocky Mountain herbalist, naturalist. During her fifty-year career, she has written over twenty books and taught more than one hundred and thirty apprentices the knowledge and preparation of backyard herbal medicine.

She owns two alternative lifestyle teaching and learning facilities, From the Forest in McCall, Idaho and Mavens' Haven in Lucile, Idaho.

Aside from eBooks, she currently has three books published by Caxton Printers, Ltd., (Basque Cooking and Lore; River Tales of Idaho and The Rocky Mountain Wild Foods Cookbook) plus several independently published titles including Healing Plants of the Rocky Mountains, McCall's Historic Shore Lodge, and Medicinal Camino, Plant First Aid Along "The Way".

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am teaching classes on regional medicinal plants, spending weekends at my retreat at Mavens' Haven in Lucile, Idaho, hiking, foraging and spending time with family and friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I bought a Kindle years ago so that I could take my reference books and other reading materials with me when I went camping.
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Where to find Darcy Williamson online

Where to buy in print


Medicinal Camino, Plant First Aid Along "The Way"
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,170. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » herbal medications, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
The Camino de Santiago offer’s numerous challenges, but the plants along “The Way” not only make the journey more interesting but can bring relief from health issues that pilgrim may face during their journey.
The Care and Feeding of James
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 74,870. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A group of six women purchase a vacated roadside café to convert to an herb shop. As the women struggled amid the hardships of working together in a faltering business, James, a small injured bird entered their lives. In the end, it was the care and feeding of James that changed everything.
Medicinal Plants of the Northwest 130 Monographs
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 133,760. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative medicine
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
130 medicinal plant monographs of the Northwest including herbs for various medical conditions, recipes and formulas, plus methods of seed propagation.
Zakuska ~ Russia's Little Bites
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Russian
Zakuska precedes evening meals throughout the Soviet Union. Depending on the occasion, or the economic standing of the family, these "little bites" range from humble offerings of hard salami and bread to elaborate buffets complete with caviar and smoked salmon.
Cooking With Spirit, North American Indian Food and Fact
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 29,760. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Outdoor cooking
To some, North American Indian cooking seems bland. But the native cooks of this country used what was at hand and took care to conserve their food sources so that there would always be plenty for generations which followed. They did not eat for sheer pleasure; they ate to survive, they ate what the land offered, and they season it with spirit.
Wild Foods of the Desert
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,990. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Outdoor cooking
Local eating at its most natural. This book was written in hopes of unveiling one of America's best kept secrets - delicacies of the desert. The high and low desert areas of the southwestern United States provide a cornucopia of solid foods ranging from succulent fruits to rich nuts; spicy seasonings to exotic meats, juicy berries to tangy vegetables.
Fabulous Wild Fungi ~ Wildly Creative Cuisine
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,690. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Gourmet
Fantastic Wild Fungi ~ Wildly Creative Cuisine guides you through the best way to prepare 22 species of wild edible mushrooms. The book offers over 200 recipes and hundreds of tips on when and where to find the different species, identification guide-lines, preserving your harvest for future use. Pen and ink illustrations of all 22 species.
Sisters of a Different Dawn
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,590. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Sisters of a Different Dawn is the tale of two women ~ New Englander Sara Gray and the Shoshone, Umentucken, of southeastern Idaho ~ two women who are as different as the Shoshone Indian is from the Methodist-Episcopalian in the 1840s.
Mountain Men of Idaho
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
74 Short Stories of Idaho's Mountain Men They were hunters, trappers, bear fighters, Indian killers who lived off the land and survived annual rendezvous. The sun, the wind, the harsh winter climate tanned and dried and leathered their faces until those without beards (and there were a few) had to roll up their sleeves to bare white arms as proof of their Caucasian identity.

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Darcy Williamson's favorite authors on Smashwords

B.E. Hewson
Latest book: Leave me alone: Memoirs of an Exmormon.
Published April 12, 2010. (4.43 from 7 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Darcy Williamson

  • Leave me alone: Memoirs of an Exmormon on April 14, 2010

    I don't normally review books, leaving the task to those who are more academic than I. However, the first story in this author’s compilation caught my interest. And having read it, I looked forward to the following stories, reading my way through the pages in awe of the emotions and feelings they evoked. I will ponder over B. E. Hewson’s words for many days to come.