About me (Mary Woodbury, pen Clara Hume)
I run Dragonfly.eco, a place to find meaningful stories about our natural world and humanity’s connection with it. I’m also a writer and am the author of Back to the Garden (Moon Willow Press, 2014), Bird Song: A Novella (Dragonfly Pub, 2020), and Finn’s Tree Alphabet (Dragonfly Pub, 2021). Upcoming is the sequel to Back to the Garden, The Stolen Child (2022). I’m also a contributing author to Wild Tales from the River (Stormbird Press, 2018). I’m part of the core writer team at Artists and Climate Change and have guest-posted at Impakter, Chicago Review of Books, Ecology Action Centre’s Magazine, ClimateCultures.net, Free Word Centre, SFFWorld, and Fjord’s Review. My articles have been translated at Chinese Science Writers Association and Zest Letteratura Sostenibile. I’m a graduate of Purdue University, where I received two degrees: English and anthropology.
You can find me at Twitter (@dragonflypub), in Discord’s Rewilding Our Stories community (https://discord.com/invite/txgJNVg), and on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/Ecofiction/).
Back to the Garden
by Clara Hume
Clara Hume’s speculative ecofiction, Back to the Garden, is told from the perspective of a group of “tipping point” survivors–a generation of mountain friends and family who have experienced the collapse of late-stage capitalism, along with widespread ecosystem degradation due to climate change.
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The Stolen Child
by Clara Hume
The Stolen Child is the final part in the Wild Mountain Series duology and follows part 1, Back to the Garden. In The Stolen Child, we’ll find a world unrecognizable to those of us in living in the early to mid-21st century. Fran and Leo’s youngest child, Fae, goes missing after extreme wildfires force the family off their Idaho mountain.